Monthly Time, or Weekly Time, is an amount of hours we will use to take care of your databases. Each month or week we will be available for ordinary and non-ordinary database administration tasks.
This service is especially useful for companies that don’t have a DBA. Or companies whose DBAs cannot keep up with all the work to do, and need some help. It can also be used to assign an expert some work that you cannot (or don’t want to) automate. Or to periodically check server metrics or slow queries.
How the service works
Each month/week we’ll start with a call. You tell us what you need us to do. Or we can log into your systems and check if everything is alright, and fix some problems. Most likely, we will do a bit of both.
Except for the call, usually this work is asynchronous by nature. We will do it within the same month (or week), but time and weekdays will be chosen according to my schedule.
We understand that it will not always be possible – or optimal – to use exactly the amount of hours previously agreed. We try to be flexible, and we agree to “move” hours from one month to another, within reasonable limits.
- You don’t have a DBA? With my montly time, you don’t need to hire one immediately.
- Are DBAs swamped in daily tasks? You can assign us some tasks instead of hiring a new person.
- Assign delicate tasks for an expert – like a cluster upgrade with no downtime.
- Double check with us if things are fine: we can review queries, review configuration, test backups, and so on.