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If I face a total systems failure, what would I do?

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It would depend on exactly what the failure was (power, connectivity, server, storage, cloud). In some circumstances, I could fire off virtual instances to take the load, move the cloud to online resources, or put up notices that resource X was available at URL Y, but Resource Z was down.

Would I sign contract for training (30 months, 100% repayment, plus travel expenses, plus room, plus meals at 21% interest), payable for any reason for separation including laid off, job cut, budget cut.

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None that I could not answer with conviction or clarification.

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How many diapers should Germany plan to make for 2016?

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The most difficult question was about my weaknesses. However, I have learned how to handle that particular question. Other difficult questions were technical in nature. For example, questions about web servers and dot net applications.

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basic sql dba related questions

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We have data that gets loaded once a week. With that in mind we have an application that clients enter search data in to and then SQL has to dynamically build a statement that has 25 different data points/relationships. It works fine, but takes upwards of 30 seconds to return the data to the client. You can not change the existing schema, but you can however add to it. Indexes are already present and optimized on all the different tables. What could you do to make this process much faster??

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First question: Tell me about page latching.

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What does your day look like? Have you done clustering, mirroring, log shipping? What kind of issues do you get?

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