It amazes me some times how innovative DBAs can be. Truly out of the box solutions and that I want to have on my DO list. Also amazed with unpleasant surprise on what silly things some DBAs Do or fail to do and I want to have on my Don’ts list. As you run into any of the Do's or Don’ts please share them with us. Here is one. Always take a back up then periodically verify that the backup is valid (DO). Don' wait until you have to restore to validate your backup (Don’ts).