Am interested in learning DBA skills. I’ve got 20 years with system admin, mostly networking focus (firewalling, switching, routing) and linux+windows admin experience for the same duration (Windows at scale, Linux as ad-hoc network devices). Also have significant storage experience, working with various SANs; Equallogic, Netapp, Purestorage, ZFS, etc.
The way i see it there’s likely to be a reduction in work for general admin stuff and literally everything needs a database these days so looking to get into the DBA game.
Not sure where to start.
Ideally looking to get a feel for what i need to learn without spending money on courses just yet, but also wondering what courses if any are appropriate or relevant.
Have a rudimentary knowledge of SQL server, mysql and postgresql, have set up play databases before but nothing serious…
essentially i see database administration as a missing piece in my toolkit… that and cloud admin (which i’m also working on at the moment :D)
Any advice would be appreciated.
Oh, i’m also working for a company who is lacking a full-time DBA. So there’s an opportunity there to fill a niche that we currently have…