Database administration is often described as an "accidental" career. Many developers, network administrators, programmers, or even desktop support tech professionals begin managing databases. Eventually, you start managing more and more servers. Pretty soon, a majority of your time is spent in database administration.
Are you an "accidental" database administrator (DBA)? If so, these basic resources for accidental DBAs covering SQL Server performance, security, storage, virtualization, and more, may come in handy.
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