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The Importance of Source Control for DBAs

Steve Jones explains that Git isn’t just for developers:

Git has become a fantastic tool for me, and many other technologists, over the last ten years. It’s almost ubiquitous in most of my clients, and so many people are comfortable with it. Many others aren’t, which is why I started a Git series for DBAs (and other Ops people) on my blog.

Quite a few people asked me why I recommend git over a file share for storing code that a team of Ops people or DBAs might use. Why isn’t a global file share a better choice in an organization? I think I have a few good reasons, but if you disagree, let me know in the discussion for this piece.

There are some annoyances around Git but good UI tools minimize a fair amount of the pain and the benefits are huge.