Whitepaper : How To Deal With an Inherited SQL Server


Whether you’re a newly minted DBA or a highly experienced one, the first week at a new job can stretch your patience to breaking as you try to get answers to a wide range of questions about how things work and why things are done (or not done) a certain way. It is perhaps the most dangerous week you’ll have as a DBA, because you don’t know exactly what you don’t know. This document is meant to be a roadmap for that first week to help you make sure you’re asking the right questions and prioritizing your efforts in a way to minimize risk. It’s also to help you meant to help you set expectations for yourself and those you work with.

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Andy Warren

Andy Warren is a SQL Server consultant based in Orlando. Andy was a founding member of SQLServerCentral.com, President of the Orlando SQL Server Users Group, and one of the founders of SQLSaturday. He has been an MVP since 2009 and has written and presented extensively on topics relevant to SQL Server professionals.

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