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Database Administrator

Database administrators are responsible for the installation and maintenance of software on a system designed for a number of users. Aside from installing new databases, database engineers are responsible for creating login codes to authorised people, defining what each user is able to access in the database, and ensure that all computers are able to access the new database.

They are also likely to be involved in creating backup records of the information stored on the database and checking these backup files to ensure that the information is being stored correctly.

Software requires updates and maintenance from time to time, and it is the role of the database administrator to make sure that things run smoothly. Therefore, database administrators must be good problem-solvers.

Finally, database administrators may also be responsible for the design of basic functions, or customising the capabilities of a database to fit the organisation.