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Originally Posted by MickeyRat Just to introduce myself. I'm a DBA. I've been working in computer fields since around '84. I actually do use Linux at work but, I'm not ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyRat View Post
    Just to introduce myself. I'm a DBA. I've been working in computer fields since around '84.

    I actually do use Linux at work but, I'm not a system administrator. At home I've been using it since around 2006. I'd actually tried it a few times in the late '90s and early 2000s. Back then dependency hell always made me give up. I'm glad to see that's been conquered.

    I've been using Ubuntu and Mint mostly. Yeah, I know that's for wimps but, I'll probably confine my posting here to what I believe are questions that go deeper than just the distro. You can let me know when I'm wrong.

    I'm not afraid of the command line or to edit a config file, if I know where it is and have a pretty good idea what it's supposed to do. I have compiled Linux programs successfully but, I try to avoid it. There are a million options that I don't know but, I can use a find command to locate a file in a directory tree. That should give you some idea where I am technically.

    I look forward to learning on this forum.

    Thanks
    You sound like my twin clone! I started with database systems back in the early 80's, and have done a LOT of DB programming over the years, including PL/SQL Transact-SQL, etc. I've written Hibernate-like libraries for C++, and a lot of other stuff, including teaching relational database theory and SQL programming to software engineering professionals for the AIPE - the commercial training branch of Carnegie-Mellon University. So, don't feel like a stranger here, and welcome!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    You sound like my twin clone! I started with database systems back in the early 80's, and have done a LOT of DB programming over the years, including PL/SQL Transact-SQL, etc. I've written Hibernate-like libraries for C++, and a lot of other stuff, including teaching relational database theory and SQL programming to software engineering professionals for the AIPE - the commercial training branch of Carnegie-Mellon University. So, don't feel like a stranger here, and welcome!
    Thanks for the welcome.

    If you started in databases in the 80s, you started as a programmer. There weren't many DBAs around. I started with Fortran and DEC DBMS (DBMS was a network database not relational). I still miss programming but, somewhere along the line, my database skills became more valuable than my programming skills. I still do PL/SQL at times and a little Perl but, not the really large programs that I used to work on. Besides, the buy has pretty much won the buy versus build argument. There's not as much programming work as there used to be.

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    Yes, I started as a programmer, but eventually I was an implementer of dbms systems. I've worked with Oracle since its beginnings, as well as Sybase and Informix. I've also worked with Interbase, ZIM, and others quite extensively. These days, not so much. I haven't been a serious DB programmer/DBA since 6 or more years ago.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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