Database Best Practice
Ensure Database Standards are Mandated from Above
"Standards" are simply practices in your environment that duplicate success. Adherence to standards and up-to-date documentation has a much greater impact on DBA efficiency than the use of bleeding edge or glamour tools. Standardization ensures that new DBAs will get up-to-speed fast, and that skilled DBAs will be more efficient. There is also far less to document! Standardization is not possible unless the IT manager or the equivalent sees the value and is committed to it.
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