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What information do you think needs to be in the header block of our FAQ?

Check out some of the FAQs of our sister sites:

https://english.stackexchange.com/faq

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/faq

https://photo.stackexchange.com/faq

and especially https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/faq

I'm soliciting suggestions of content or lists to be included. We'll mock up a suitable answer here as CW next week for discussion before making it semi-official

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What kind of questions can I ask here?

Database Administrators - Stack Exchange is for database professionals needing expert answers on all advanced database-related topics concerning either traditional SQL RDBMS or NoSQL databases. If you have a question about:

  • Database Administration, including , , , , , , , , ,
    Installation
    Provisioning
    Scaling
    Replication
    Migration
    Tuning
    Partitioning
    Clustering
    Referential Integrity
    Altering Database Objects

  • Database Backup, Restore, Export, Import and ETL

  • Database Recovery

  • Data Modelling / Database Design

  • Advanced programming in server-side languages built into databases, eg:
    Stored Procedures
    Triggers

  • Advanced Querying, eg:
    Windowing functions
    Hierarchical data
    Dynamic SQL
    Advanced optimization
    Pivoting data

and it is not about…

  • client-side programming questions (ask on Stack Overflow instead)
  • basic SQL questions (ask on Stack Overflow instead)
  • career advice, including general workplace issues
  • what platform you should learn next, including which technology is better in general terms
  • salary or compensation
  • résumé help
  • what project you should do next

…then you're in the right place to ask your question!

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