Database administration is very much an “accidental” career. So many of us start out as programmers, network administrators, or desktop support, and one day we just get handed a database server. It’s a Windows app – how hard can it be, right?
Somewhere along the way, we start managing more and more servers, or we find that more of our time is taken up with database administration. We probably don’t even have DBA in our job title – it just happens accidentally.
If you’re a DBA, what was the moment when you realized you were a database administrator?
If you’re not a DBA, what do you think is the one thing that makes a person a real DBA?