DBA and system access
Posted on 2009-02-21
A general question for DBAs:
Do the DBAs need admin rights on the boxes that run database servers, no matter what kind, or not?
Our operation guys say that we don't need that access nor do we need to even use RDC to connect to the servers in order to perform our DBA duties. Using the DBA tools like Enterprise Manager or Management Studio for MS-SQL, Toad or SQL Tools for MySQL and Oracle, should be more than enough, they say. With MySQL on Linux we use Putty to connect to the boxes or Toad to check or write code but we don't have admin rights on them.
I would like to hear opinions on this matter.