5 things to know about MySQL if you don't have a DBA

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 10:00 – 10:45am in St. Johns


quick and dirty operational best practices that should be baked into your development and deployment plans.


Many organizations begin their lives with a developer wearing multiple hats including SA and DBA. In those early days there are a few key things that should be considered and decided or implemented and only one of them is a backup/recovery strategy.

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    sarah novotny



    hi, i manage the blue gecko MySQL practice. i get all the benefits of working in open source and for myself while helping small and large organizations make choices between proprietary and open source databases.

    before helping found blue gecko, i had a varied career as a systems and network administrator during the hey days of the dotcom era at amazon and the ill fated ads.com.

    in my previous life, i was seeking a PhD in physics at the university of north carolina at chapel hill.