RE: backup and recovery interview questions?

  • From: John Hallas <John.Hallas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Guillermo Alan Bort <cicciuxdba@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:25:59 +0000

True Alan, but I like to see if a candidate has an interest in what is 
upcoming, even if he has not used it himself, maybe because of lack of 

I get myself confused about what came along in previous versions so I wouldn't 
be too hard if a candidate was unaware of the same things.

When interviewing my prime considerations are :-

Will this person fit in, is he sociable, pleasant, reasonably literate and 
Has he a real interest in Oracle (evidenced by knowing about new features, 
blogs, books, Oracle-L lists etc)
Does he give considered and sensible answers, even if they may be technical 
incorrect. I am never too specific on requiring exact syntax, I like to see 
that someone is thinking things through.

Are his/her knowledge and CV in sync


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Alan Bort
Sent: 04 February 2009 14:12
To: John Hallas
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Subject: Re: backup and recovery interview questions?

Ohh, that's a good one... I would ask, however, what are the
differences in rman between 10g and 9i, since it's more likely they
will encounter these versions and not 11g in actual productive
environments. Also, you can always train them in 11g (New Features for
DBA) whereas training in 9i is harder.

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