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Becoming Best SQL Server DBA

Hi Guys, I am basically engineering graduate with specialized in Information technology. I directly joined as SQL Server DBA,I am using the following books to perform my work SQL Server 2000 DBA Survival Guide.
SQL Server 2000 Pocket Consultant. Since i am only DBA in my company and can’t get the help from any Experinced DBA also
Even the best read DBA in the world is not really prepared to face the real world without some experience. Actually i want to master in the SQL Server DBA field like you guys,Apart from studying the books what are the steps i need to do to? I want all your suggestions to grow as a Best DBA.
refere Bokks on line. That is many informations you need when there are issues.
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Welcome! [<img src=’/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif’ alt=’:)‘ />]<br />Take you time to walk and read through communities like these to see what problem there are and how they can be solved. <br />Books Online (BOL) should be the primary source of information, but don’t make the mistake to be too proud to ask a question when you don’t know something. Can save a considerable amount of time and probably your job. [<img src=’/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif’ alt=’:)‘ />]<br /><br />–<br />Frank Kalis<br />Moderator<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Webmaster:<a target="_blank" href=></a>
Welcome, you are in right place and as suggested lot of reading by applying them in practice (on test labs) should get you hands on what you are going to get on. One suggestion is before post the question it is best to search on the forums, that will get more information on the issue rather than going around the open question and answers. My experience is ‘attempts may fail… but never fail to attempt’, so go for it and good luck. Satya SKJ
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Besides reading, practical experience is the key. As you run into problems, and you will, you will need to figure them out. This process, while hard sometimes, will make you a better DBA over time. Be patient. I have been doing this 10 years, and I still don’t know even half of what I would like to know. ——————————–
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