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SQL Server DBA

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementing all types of backup and restore operations
  • Administrating high availability solution like mirroring, replication and always on
  • Space management and transactional log files
  • Installing and configuring SQL server
  • Setting up security policies and creating logins and roles
  • Resolution of incidents, determination of Root Cause for higher priority incidents
  • Identify and mitigate risks, including security risks.
  • Work on continually increasing the productivity of the team and reducing the waste on the other end.
  • Identifying risks and forming contingency plans as soon as possible.
  • Analysing existing operations and scheduling training sessions and meetings to discuss improvements.
  • Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and developments.
  • Updating work schedules and performing troubleshooting as required.
  • Promote a collaborative work environment

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Create Users and assign permissions based on the level of database access the user would need. (Security)
  • Create Linked Servers to SQL Servers and other databases such as Oracle, Access, Informix etc. (Security and General Administration)
  • Design database Backup and Restoration Strategy. (Database Backups and SQL Server Agent)
  • Work as part of a team and provide 24x7 support
  • Once created the database Backups, monitor those backups are being performed regularly. (SQL Server Agent)
  • From time to time recover the databases to a specific point of time, as per the requests. (Database Backups and Recovery)
  • Setup High-Availability as part Disaster Recovery Strategy for the Databases. (Failover Clustering, Database Mirroring, Log Shipping and Replication)
  • Troubleshoot various problems that arise in a day-to-day work and fix the issues. (Monitoring SQL Server Error Logs and checking your email alert (if there is one configured))
  • Documenting major changes to the SQL Servers. (General)
  • Capacity Planning

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