The Pilot

Hi folks! My name is Vedran Ikonic. I’m a Database Administrator currently working at TMW Systems, based out of Mayfield Heights, OH. If you want to know more about me, head over to the About page where I indulge a little more about myself.

I’ve crossed paths with TMW Systems about a year ago when I was looking to advance my career in IT and System Administration. Although I did not originally plan to become a DBA, I ended up doing just that, becoming a part of DBA Services team. My SQL Server knowledge was….well….let’s say the word “minimal” would be quite generous.

Over the last year, I’ve learned a great deal about Database Administration mostly thanks to my boss, my team and other people I’ve connected with through local SQL Chapters, SQL Saturdays, blogs ,etc.

Having experienced a transition from a Systems Administrator to an DBA, I wanted to share this experience with other people who may be looking to do the same, but aren’t quite sure how difficult that task may be or what’s involved. This is why I created the blog, to be a guide for anyone willing to take a leap of faith and become a DBA.

My goal is to share the knowledge I’ve learned, share the experiences I’ve had making this transition and prove that with just a little motivation you can be a DBA, too.

Stay tuned!

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