Hi, I am moving companies and taking over from the new companies only DBA. What sort of questions would you ask before they leave? I have a list of general questions (Back-ups/restore/HA/DR etc) but I am hoping you have some questions I might not haven thought of. I cant see that this has been asked here before. Sorry if it has. Thanks in advance.
Brent Ozar just did a blog post about this very topic, soliciting ideas from the SQL Community. Read it here:
http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2014/01/what-do-you-ask-the-leaving-dba/ There a number of good things to have and most are listed in Brent's blog post. Backups are probably number one, any passwords (password safes?) & processes to be aware of are also excellent. Hope this helps!