So THAT’S who needs a DBA on the payroll!

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This company manages to get by without a database administrator for more than five years with hardly anyone seeing that as a problem, reports a pilot fish on the scene.

“Right up until the system went down for hours after a developer dropped a table from the production environment,” fish says. “That’s what triggered the hire of the first DBA.

“By that time, the systems had drifted in all kinds of directions: The sysadmin account was used daily by developers to change and access the production environment. The sysadmin credentials were stored in plain text files on web servers. The same backup

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