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9 Things to Do When You Inherit a Database
By Sylvia Moestl Vasilik, 2010/02/26 (first published: 2009/06/22)
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So ... Bob's left the company to move back east, and you're the new lead database developer on the database. Or, the third-party company to which the maintenance has been outsourced is no longer working on it, so it's yours now. One way or another, you need to take over a database system that you had no part in developing. It's not in good shape, and there's not many resources for you to tap.

What do you do?

I've been faced with this situation a few times now, and have developed a list of some of the things that have helped me the most, both in getting productive, and in bringing the database system up to par.
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