When is a DBA not a DBA?

A sysadmin friend of mine was describing some DBA work he was doing, and wrote this:

I’m not much of a DBA, really – if it can’t be done through phpMyAdmin I’m not likely to be doing it.

This is in stark contrast to so many so-called DBAs who say “I’m a DBA….If it can’t be done through phpMyAdmin it must be Senior DBA work.”

I’ve used phpMyAdmin for MySQL administration, and there’s just something so nice about working on commandline.

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