RE: New dba questions to the former dba?

Thanks to all who responed. Your input helps a lot!

DENNIS WILLIAMS <DWILLIAMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Alex - Here is something that worked well for me. I took at tape recorder
and when we got down to "the" discussion, I pulled out the recorder and
asked permission to record the conversation. That night, between my notes
and the recording I was able to put together a document with a wealth of
details that I needed. The next day I asked him to review the document and
provide any corrections. Worked great. Then he left and I lived from that
document for the next month while I got on my feet. I never needed to phone
him.

Dennis Williams
DBA
Lifetouch, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Alex
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 9:45 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: New dba questions to the former dba?

Hi all,

I just got a new job as a production dba and have already had a chance to
read up a bit of online docs and the documentation (mostly "how-to" guides,
step-bystep instructions written by the former dba). I am planning to get
some additional information from him in a few days and would like to come up
with a list of questions for him as part of the knowledge transfer. So my
question is what questions should I be asking the former DBA?

Thanks much!


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