DB Administration Interview Questions
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As a part of your job, what are the DBCC commands that you commonly use for database maintenance?


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What are statistics, under what circumstances they go out of date, how do you update them?


What is RAID and what are different types of RAID configurations?

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What are the steps you will take to improve performance of a poor performing query?


What are the steps you will take, if you are tasked with securing an SQL Server?


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What is a deadlock and what is a live lock? How will you go about resolving deadlocks?

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What is blocking and how would you troubleshoot it?

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Explain CREATE DATABASE syntax?

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How to start SQL Server in minimal configuration mode?

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What are the different ways of moving data or databases between servers and databases in SQL Server?

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Explian different types of BACKUPs avaialabe in SQL Server? Given a particular scenario, how would you go about choosing a backup plan?

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What is database replicaion? What are the different types of replication you can set up in SQL Server?

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How to determine the service pack currently installed on SQL Server?

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Explain the difference between a hot backup and a cold backup and the benefits associated with each?


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You have just had to restore from backup and do not have any control files. How would you go about bringing up this database?

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how do we explain a project in cognos in an interview? please help me. Also how do we perform testing in cognos after creating reports?


how can you connect from 10g user to 11g user??


what is the last version,the release date of that version and fix pack of ibm db2 udb?


Illustrate how to determine the amount of physical CPUs a Unix Box possesses (LINUX and/or Solaris).


In what script is "snap$" created? In what script is the "scott/tiger" schema created?


Why does Oracle not permit the use of PCTUSED with indexes?


What are the commands you'd issue to show the explain plan for "select * from dual"?


How would you go about verifying the network name that the local_listener is currently using?


What do the 9i dbms_standard.sql_txt() and dbms_standard.sql_text() procedures do?


What are the steps you will take to improve performance of a poor performing query?


Explain the difference between a FUNCTION, PROCEDURE and PACKAGE.


You create a private database link and upon connection, fails with: ORA-2085: connects to . What is the problem? How would you go about resolving this error?


A table is classified as a parent table and you want to drop and re-create it. How would you do this without affecting the children tables?


Query processing is slow(eg select query)how will u solve that


. I have my backup RMAN script called "backup_rman.sh". I am on the target database. My catalog username/password is rman/rman. My catalog db is called rman. How would you run this shell script from the o/s such that it would run as a background process?