How Not To Be A DBA

How Not To Be A DBA:

I came across this interesting presentation by Rachel Carmichael given at a
recent New York Oracle User Group, entitled
“How Not To Be A DBA – The
Top Twenty Mistakes”
. It’s a light-hearted look at what *not* to do when
you’re a DBA, including:

  • “Don’t Backup If You’re On RAID5”,
  • “Index Every Column On Every Table”,
  • “Always Increase The Shared Pool To Solve Performance Problems”
  • “Grant Everyone Connect, Resource and DBA”, and
  • “Don’t Script Or Document Anything”.

(Via Mark Rittman’s Oracle Weblog.)