Confessions of a DBA: worst and best things I've done in production*
In the past 15 years, I've done some pretty horrendous things around the M in LAMP. I will balance this with good things I've done too.
For most of my career, I did not have any formal training or real mentoring. I fell into a DBA role by virtue of being too dumb to say ‘no’.
From self-imposed, total data loss to not sleeping for a week to migrate data, I will cover my less-than-heroic moments and lessons learned. I have also done some rather insane things to get my job done in spite of corporate security policies and slow disks. I’ve also latched on to regretful metrics and other inaccurate things (if it is on the internet, it must be true!).
mysql, devops, linux, Databases
Linux nerd since 1998. Emily has been a sysadmin generalist since 1998 with a special focus on mysql and a love of bad shell scripting. Currently at Acquia on the Operations team, trying to fix more than she breaks.
- Title: Confessions of a DBA: worst and best things I've done in production
- Track: Cooking
- Room: B301
- Time: 4:45 – 5:30pm
In the past 15 years, I’ve done some pretty horrendous things around the M in LAMP. I will balance this with good things I’ve done too.
- Speakers: Emily Slocombe