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What are statistics, under what circumstances they go out of date, how do you update them?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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You have 4 instances running on the same UNIX box. How can you determine which shared memory and semaphores are associated with which instance?


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


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


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?


Provide an example of a shell script which logs into SQLPLUS as SYS, determines the current date, changes the date format to include minutes & seconds, issues a drop table command, displays the date again, and finally exits.


In which dictionary table or view would you look to determine at which time a snapshot or MVIEW last successfully refreshed?


How would you extract DDL of a table without using a GUI tool?


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


What are statistics, under what circumstances they go out of date, how do you update them?


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


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


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How to start SQL Server in minimal configuration mode?