RE: 1 DBA in a company

I use this list, oracle forums.
 
There are a lot of forums/sig groups that are just for specific items. - Rac, 
discoverer
and I join the ones I want more information, input.
 
I check daily at lunch or other times I need a break or looking for some new 
ideas.
 
I also have a number of favorite sites I go to Tom Kyte, Steve Chan, Steve 
Adam.. etc.
 
Go to different Oracle Events.  There a a number of free Oracle events through 
out the year and I make new contacts there and build a network of people to 
bounce ideas off of.
 
K


--- On Mon, 8/25/08, BHoff@xxxxxxxx <BHoff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: BHoff@xxxxxxxx <BHoff@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: 1 DBA in a company
To: dwaynec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 9:16 AM

That's basically where I am - I can usually manage everything, but it
would be great to have at least one other DBA here to just bounce things
off of and get someone to challenge my ideas - that's how I get better

I try to replace that with lists like this one, but the one problem with
being subscribed to a handful of lists like these is the sheer volume of
e-mails that I just do not have the time to sort through until the
weekend... which usually means I do not benefit from the conversation at
hand at the moment.

Does anyone else use the lists like that? Are there any good forums that
you would recommend?


Thanks,
Brad

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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dwayne Cox
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 10:15 AM
To: jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 1 DBA in a company


> Being the only DBA in an organization is difficult for more reasons
than just time off.  Most people learn by collaboration, and bounce
ideas off each other.  With no exchange, you can often find yourself
with nobody to provide a sanity check, especially in critical
situations.
>   
I have learned to deal with being the lone DBA but not having someone to

bounce ideas off has been the biggest disadvantage for me.

dwayne


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