During June 2013 the SQLskills team presented a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our 3-day Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present several times each year. If you know someone who would benefit from this class, refer them and earn a $50 Amazon gift card – see class pages for details. Enjoy!

What is an Accidental DBA?
An Accidental DBA (also sometimes called an Involuntary DBA) is someone whose primary role or job description is not strictly the administration of SQL Server, but is still expected by the company to maintain one or more of the company’s SQL Server instances properly. Many server, network, or application administrators, and even developers, find themselves in this role at some point in their career. This series of posts is focused on helping Accidental DBAs keep SQL Server running with minimal problems, which will allow them the maximum amount of time for other responsibilities in their role.

SQL Server Setup and Configuration

SQL Server Backup

Implementing Maintenance and Security

Troubleshooting Performance

High Availability

Troubleshooting