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Ten Comments from a DBA

Kevin Chant spins the DBA archetype around:

2. So glad we test our backups.

Now this is something that every DBA should do, or at least persuade whoever is responsible for backups to do it.

Otherwise you may find yourself in a situation where a database is corrupt and a restore is not possible. Which means that you have to try and recover the database using other methods like the oneĀ here.

I can tell you from experience that this is definitely not the best situation to be in unless you enjoy working for over twenty-four hours straight. So, if your backups are not being tested at the moment then I highly recommend you change that.

And if you are a DBA who can’t say this, Kevin has some advice for each of the ten.