If you are a DBA for a database, do you must have physical access to the server?
I think most tasks can be done remotely (i.e tuning, monitoring, managing users) but my thinking is backup/recovery. Can you do daily/weekly backups remotely and recovery if needed?
If you are doing for exampl,e D2D2T (disk to disk to tape backups), can you backup to tape in Newyork if the server/database is in Texas?
I think there must be a local system admin too in Texas for the machine for physical access when media fails ot otehr problesm happen. correct?