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What Does DBA Stand For? A Fun Look at the DBA (Updated)

Posted on Mon, Jun 04, 2012 @ 04:44 PM

A Fun Look at the DBA

A bunch of us got together and put our heads together for what DBA really stand for. Regardless of if its, an Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, DB2 DBA, MySQL DBA. If you have one that is not on the list please share with us.


  • DBA Stands For......
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Don't be assertive
  • Doing business after-hours
  • Don't bother asking
  • Don't be afraid
  • Don't beg anymore
  • Dumb But Adorable
  • Driven By Aggression
  • Deaf But Astute
  • Drinking Beer Allday
  • Drugs Beer and Alcohol
  • Deep Brain Activity
  • Deaf But Astute
  • Dubious Business Acronyms
  • Default Blame Acceptor
  • Does Bugger All
  • Do Be Accurate
  • Determined Best Always

If you have one that you feel should be added please let me know.

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Default Blame Acceptor

posted @ Monday, June 04, 2012 5:03 PM by Mike F

Default Blame Acceptor 
Does Bugger All

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 12:08 AM by Alan Cranfield

Both have been Added

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 10:23 AM by Michael Corey

9 years ago I wrote: 
24. What is a DBA? 
A. Someone to blame. 
B. It varies by organization. 
C. An all-powerful, all-knowing, all-ominiscient godlike being beyond the ken of mortal man. 
D. A legal notice required to use a fictitious name. 
E. Dumb Big Assbite. 
F. Someone who can code really, really well.  

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