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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What are statistics, under what circumstances they go out of date, how do you update them?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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Which autogrowth database setting is good? : sql server DBA


Why would you use sql agent? : sql server DBA


Does transparent data encryption provide encryption when transmitting data across network? : sql server DBA


What is the default port no on which sql server listens? : sql server DBA


how can you implement fine-grained auditing?


What is the difference between clustered and non-clustered index? : sql server DBA


Claims and Drains are the locks used to control the concurrency between SQL processes and utilities. Referring to the above statement, what is the maximum number of concurrent Claimers for a Subsystem? Choice 1 32 Choice 2 64 Choice 3 128 Choice 4 256 Choice 5 No limit


Due to some maintenance being done, the sql server on a failover cluster needs to be brought down. How do you bring the sql server down? : sql server DBA


What are the different ways you can create databases in sql server? : sql server DBA


what do you understand by fine-grained auditing?


What are the different sql server versions you have worked on? : sql server DBA


suppose you want to audit specific activities on sensitive data. How can you achieve that?


How many files can a database contain in sql server?how many types of data files exists in sql server? How many of those files can exist for a single database? : sql server DBA


How can you control the amount of free space in your index pages? : sql server DBA


How can you tell how much space is left on a given file system and how much space each of the file system's subdirectories take-up?