A Scary DBA Poll for Samhain (aka Halloween)

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  • scarydba

    Yeah, it came down to developers or zombiepocalypse for me… I went with developers. It just seems more likely I’ll run into them.

  • SOX. Definitely, without hesitation.

    The auditors. The stupid and impractical rules. The piles of paperwork. The consequences it something’s missed, etc, etc.

  • Failed Backups, definitely. they are so much more common than most IT professionals suspect.

    Developers: well, I am one as well as a DBA, so no worries there.

    SOX & auditors never bothered me much. I’ve been dealing with MIS audits for 30 years and for some reason I have always gotten along great with the auditors. I find that they are a great way to convince my customers of the importance of certain things.

    As for SQL Server Service Packs? Ah, the joys of being a consultant…

    Now Windows Service Packs, they scare the heck out of me. I get hosed by them all the time!

OK, fine, but what do you think?