The only shop that I worked at that had some sort of DBA type position was
basically the go-to person for what reference field to use in a table. I
haven't worked at a place where we had a separate DBA for even the Windows
servers. The developers as a whole administered the DB.

On the other side of the fence, how many people actually have a person who's
sole job is to administer the System i? The last company I worked at did,
but he was maintaining many systems across the whole corporation, not just a

On Oct 31, 2007 10:17 AM, Graap, Kenneth <keg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

We are in the middle of an IS Audit and the auditor is asking us why we
don't separate the duties of DB Administrator and System Administrator
on our System i platform.

.Historically we have always combined these duties on the System i but
we are now being pressured to come up with a way to separate them.

As anyone else had to do this and if so, how did you define these duties
and set up system security to enforce it?

or ... can anyone share a compelling argument for not separating these


Kenneth E. Graap
IBM Certified Specialist
iSeries Multiple System Administrator
NW Natural (Gas Services)
Phone: 503-226-4211 x5537
FAX: 503-721-2518

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