Change Mgt. or Deployment Practices - standard scripts, central location where code is stored, roles of apps dev/dba Checklists - montly, weekly, daily SLA's or SLA-related data covering: -backup strategy -performance agreements -external data sources -hours of operation ERD's and DFD's Listing of batch processes, contact person, dates/time they run, sources and outputs of data A CMDB WOULD BE AWESOME!!!! David Turner <dnt9000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: I'm trying to compile a list of documentation every database shop should have. Does anyone have any links or suggestions that would help me compile a list of the docs that most shops would need? Here's what I have so far. Oncall DBA - who's oncall for a given week. Oncall tasks - DBA Status Reports - each team member's activities for the past week. Goals - goals for the current quarter. Master Project List - a spreadsheet of the tasks each team member will be spending their time on over given period(s). Team Info - information about each team member, their manager, and possible areas of strength/interest. Database list - list of databases, hostnames, and type. Other info as needed. Database restart procedures doc - all the processes that need to be restarted, people notified, etc each time a database is restarted. Database failover doc - instructions on failing over each database that is in a primary standby configuration. Disaster Recovery - Detailed Instructions for the backup and recovery of each database host. Database Administration for the NOC - tasks network operations can handle with instructions. Guides to various Database Projects - some databases are complex and need more information on managing them then regularly required. Thx, Dave -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l --------------------------------- Cheap Talk? Check out Yahoo! Messenger's low PC-to-Phone call rates.