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Backing up databases, tuning of database engines, etc. all make sense to me for Server Fault.

But where do questions like this one go?

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dba.stackexchange.com is now active –  Leigh Riffel Jan 11 '11 at 21:05

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DBAs wear a lot of hats. It depends on what hat you're wearing at the time.

Are you optimizing a single sql query or indexing on a single database? Then it's probably stackoverflow. Are you worrying about your maintenance plans, backups, server configs, etc? Then it's probably serverfault.

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And if you are looking for a remote client to edit Database data, you are looking for SuperUser –  Tyler Carter Apr 30 '10 at 19:35
    
Regarding "Are you optimizing a single sql query or indexing on a single database", Wouldn't that be better on dba.SE? –  Pacerier 14 hours ago

There was an Area 51 proposal to pull these questions together. It is now launched at Database Administrators. There are many database questions that may even seem like they belong on SO, SF or SU, but in fact belong on another site.

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I'd say SO, definitely.

There will be many more database design/programming experts there than on SF, and what's being asked is essentially a database programming question.

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If you're dealing with code(read: SQL queries directly) then it belongs on SO. Everything else belongs on SF.

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That is SO because it's a table/index design/tuning question.

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