Dear Past Me on My First Day as a DBA


I recently started a series on Simple Talk for those who want to be a DBA, and it made me think back to my first weeks on the job and what I would tell me “then”, knowing what I know now.  If you are just getting started as a database administrator, then this is for you as well.

Dear Past Me on my First Day as a DBA,

Congratulations!  You got your first DBA job, and you have the imposter syndrome to prove it!  You got introduced around as the new DBA, and you looked around to see who they