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DBA for dummies?

Doing Business As, not Database Administrator... [more inside]
posted by thereemix on May 13, 2016 - 9 answers

I like to solve problems. How do I get paid to do that?

I've flip flopped on what I want to go to school for and/or what kind of career track I want to aim for. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by motioncityshakespeare on Feb 7, 2016 - 13 answers

Data Base Administrators: Please lend a hand to a new assistant DBA

Quick question about using MS ACCESS. Can you direct me to an online tutorial that quickly illustrates how to create or edit/manipulate and an existing report from excel data? I do have an existing report that can probably be modified, but I've never used access before. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Oct 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Moonlighting as a consultant

I have some specialized expertise in a niche engineering market. I have a fulltime job but am thinking about moonlighting as a consultant in the US. Questions about the business aspect below. [more inside]
posted by pseudonick on Jul 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Seeking recommendations for records management database stuff

I'm about to start a new job (!) as a records manager with a mid-sized company specializing in law and engineering. My background in is academic libraries, not IT, and I would like to run my half-baked ideas past you all before plunging into the abyss. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Spoiled for Educational Choices

Short Question: Should I a) Pursue a degree in IT with the goal of becoming a database administrator or b) Continue my studies and get my Masters in Social Work? [more inside]
posted by Shadax on Mar 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Don't make me smack you—file a d.b.a.

Why so few who file a "doing business as"? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Apr 26, 2012 - 16 answers

DBA versus Developer as 35-year-old

I moved into work in IT in my early 30's, and am now 35. I have had 2 Jr. DBA positions in that time period, although I do not have any database certifications. [more inside]
posted by ElisaOS on Oct 8, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I more easily edit CSV tables in Access or Excel?

I make mailing labels by pulling information about specific real-world locations into small database files. I used to get MS Access-ready DBase files, but now I have to work with CSV files, which don't seem to play well with Access. Please help me get more use out of Access, find out how to convert CSV to DBase or similar file types, or figure out better ways to use Excel. Long version inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Best certifications and online courses for a new database administrator?

Best certifications and online courses for a new database administrator? [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Feb 23, 2011 - 3 answers

SELECT training FROM internet WHERE user = 'stymied';

I find myself employed (yay!) in a position that requires SQL knowledge that I don't have, and can't quite wrap my head around (boo!). I need practical training/guides to remedy this. [more inside]
posted by sysinfo on Mar 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Advice On Outsourcing Database Management

Remote DBA services - has anyone used one of these for their business to outsource database administration? Could use some advice or references. [more inside]
posted by spicy_sockpuppet on Apr 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Bobs LLC dba FrankFurters

LLC d/b/a BBQ. Let's say I incorporate as "cavalierisawesome lol LLC". I then make a business card that says "Bob's Consulting". When I do business, the bills are settled to "cavalierisawesome lol llc". Can I market or advertise my services in a name separate from my incorporated name? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jan 5, 2009 - 5 answers

How should we integrate this “case scenario” into our database admin/developer interview?

Inspired by the responses to this question, those of us on the hiring committee for our new DBA have been working up an interview protocol for our hopefuls. But I need more specifics on how to set up the case scenario (aka, “okay hotshot, show us the inside of your brain!”), how to have it unfold and what follow up questions to make sure to include in order to get the most bang out of it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo on Dec 4, 2008 - 13 answers

How can I import a 46GB database into MSSQL without ending up with a 46GB transaction log?

I need to import a database into MS SQL but I do not want to end up with a transaction log as large as the database. What's the best way to do the import? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Trademark, business moving questions!

I have a few basic business questions about a trademark and changing the business address when I move. Any advice would be great! [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Apr 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Best DBA certification?

What DBA certification should I pursue? MS, Oracle, something else? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jan 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Turn me into an Admin/DBA

How do I learn to be a professional Server Administrator/Database Administrator? [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba on Sep 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Similar names, similar fields -- still OK?

I'm working on a portfolio site that will collect my work in a particular realm and serve as the front for that side of my career. I had planned to use a domain I've owned and marginally used for several years. It struck me that I should check on whether there are other companies with a similar name... [more inside]
posted by me3dia on May 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Decibel calculations using data from soundforge

When using sony sound forge, is it possible to get the actual data from the spectrum analysis graph (amplitude vs frequency in tabular form). And part 2 to my question is, when using sound forge spectrum analysis, if i take a particular frequency and amplitude, how do i calculate relative dBA levels from the chart data. [more inside]
posted by edtut on Apr 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Filing a DBA

Anyone have any experience with filing DBAs on-line? And can point me to a good (and preferably cheap) site? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Nov 2, 2006 - 3 answers

These schema's make me want to screama!

Calling all SQL / DBA / code monkey brainiac's! Please help me understand what is happening in this mess .... [more inside]
posted by AllesKlar on Jul 3, 2006 - 8 answers


I'm playing (oracle) DBA for a day over the next two weeks and need to create public synonyms for all tables in a schema. How would I go about doing so? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jul 27, 2005 - 7 answers

Business Names

Can a business have two names? [more inside / warning: bureaucratic question] [more inside]
posted by malphigian on Feb 2, 2004 - 4 answers

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