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When did you last calibrate the DBA monitor?

Nice blog posting on by Kathi Kellenberger: The Top Five Things That DBAs Need to Monitor

There are excellent points in the article by Kathi.

  • Great DBAs automate everything they can .
  • File growth over time causes out of disk space which in turn causes applications to grind to a halt.
  • Backup up ALL databases and test the backups.
  • Keep secured servers by looking at failed logins and how many people in the sysadmins group.
  • Perfomance is the best chance DBAs can shine on the job.

DBAs time to re-calibrate your monitoring rules and use the latest tools to automate your monitoring with real-time alerts.