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What are statistics, under what circumstances they go out of date, how do you update them?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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Where would you look for errors from the database engine?


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


Typically, where is the conventional directory structure chosen for Oracle binaries to reside?


Which dictionary view(s) would you first look at to understand or get a high-level idea of a given Advanced Replication environment?


i have 10gp file.now i need store in database..but database have only 7gb memory only..how do u store the file ?


Define the SGA and: How you would configure SGA for a mid-sized OLTP environment? What is involved in tuning the SGA?


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


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


Explain materialized views and how they are used.


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


Database crashes. Corruption is found scattered among the file system neither of your doing nor of Oracle's. What database recovery options are available? Database is in archive log mode.


I have kept recovery catalog on same target database and taken backup of target DB to disk. deleted the target DB & tried to restore and revoer DB using the backup on disk but it is not possible, how do we restore & recover DB


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


Assuming today is Monday, how would you use the DBMS_JOB package to schedule the execution of a given procedure owned by SCOTT to start Wednesday at 9AM and to run subsequently every other day at 2AM.


How to craeate the New Database Schema in Oracle and mysql? Please tell me with Example?