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How to find OpenEdge DBA for HP-Unix

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How to find OpenEdge DBA for HP-Unix

  • I am looking for OpenEdge DBA with 3-5 year experience in HP-Unix environment. If you know of anyone, please let me know. Thanks.

  • I wouldn't be too concerned about the HP part. Anyone who has done any Unix DBA will know most of all that is needed and can learn anything HP specific. From what I hear, AIX is the only really odd one, and even then I would be more concerned with knowing about Progress than the OS.

    Consulting in Model-Based Development, Transformation, and Object-Oriented Best Practice  http://www.cintegrity.com

  • Thanks for the reply. Do you know where should I post this position? Is there any specific website where OpenEdge DBA go and look for a job?

  • PEG has a jobs list. It costs, but not much. Other than that, probably recruiters.

    Consulting in Model-Based Development, Transformation, and Object-Oriented Best Practice  http://www.cintegrity.com

  • If he's posting here, he could at least post where he is so if someone's from that area they could respond.

  • Do you mean that someone wouldn't go anywhere just for the opportunity to be a Progress DBA?

    Consulting in Model-Based Development, Transformation, and Object-Oriented Best Practice  http://www.cintegrity.com

  • Do you mean that someone wouldn't go anywhere just

    for the opportunity to be a Progress DBA?

    Well, Tom might - if the price was right!

  • Oh, he would come for a visit, but not to stay. 3-5 years experience doesn't exactly fit Tom!

    Of course, one has to wonder how many sites really need a full time Progress DBA. With rare exceptions, surely there isn't enough work to actually keep a person busy full time unless they create lots of makework tasks ... like one site I heard of that didn't believe that a Progress database could go through a daylight savings time change without issues so they stopped and restarted every DB by hand, and they had quite a few Seems to me like being a Progress DBA is a lot like those old Maytag repairman commercials.

    Consulting in Model-Based Development, Transformation, and Object-Oriented Best Practice  http://www.cintegrity.com

  • I would imagine it's matter of managing how to I get the most out of a given db / hardware configuration, data replication, and disaster recovery. At least, that's the impression I get from most peg.dba questions.

  • Thanks for the reply. Do you know where should I post

    this position? Is there any specific website where

    OpenEdge DBA go and look for a job?

    The PEG jobs list is your best bet. Contact Greg Higgins, aka pegmgr@peg.com, to run a job posting. Don't just post it to the open PEG forums -- that gets you banned for life (PEG members don't like being spammed...)

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    Tom Bascom
    tom@wss.com

  • Oh, he would come for a visit, but not to stay. 3-5

    years experience doesn't exactly fit Tom!

    Of course, one has to wonder how many sites really

    need a full time Progress DBA. With rare exceptions,

    surely there isn't enough work to actually keep a

    person busy...

    It depends. There are a lot more big sites than you might guess. And there is a lot to be done at those sites. On the other hand a lot of that "stuff" isn't necessarily what a DBA from some other database background would consider "dba" work. It often covers a pretty broad set of responsibilities from normal dba stuff to, application specific management tasks, operating system administration, storage subsystem management, data security, networking and even coding. It all really depends on the need.

    So, yes, it would be helpful if the original poster provided a few more details about the job.

    And, yes, I'm always willing to take a trip!

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    Tom Bascom
    tom@wss.com

  • Are you looking for off-site DBA?