Webcast : IDERA Live | The DBA Quit and Now You’re It: How to Survive

The only DBA at your company just quit and your boss storms into your office and says “You do data stuff – you’re our new DBA!” Congratulations, I guess? You may have been a report developer or data developer but you’re a DBA now – what should you do? Join Matt Gordon as we walk through a checklist for your first few days as a DBA. We’ll make sure the security basics are handled, we’ll make sure backups and maintenance are squared away, we’ll make sure you know and understand how your server is performing, and we’ll make sure this accidental promotion becomes a path to learning and growth and not sleepless nights and panic attacks.

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Matt Gordon

Matt Gordon is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 2000. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY PASS local group, a frequent community speaker, and speaker at PASS Summit 2017 and 2018. He’s also an IDERA ACE in this year’s class! His original data professional role was as a database developer, which quickly evolved into query tuning work that further evolved into being a full-fledged DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported several critical systems utilizing SQL Server and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. He currently utilizes that real world experience as a data platform consultant helping clients design solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs.

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