We all know them, they're usually developers or network admins who show some abilities when database problems arise, so they're "elected" to the role of DBA, whether they want it or not. They often don't have the necessary training or insight into the issues inherent to managing enterprise database systems, but they've got the job.
What tools do they need? Of course, we all know that backup is critical, as is the ability to restore those backups. What else?
In my presentation at Tech Ed 2008 on Automating DBA Tasks with PowerShell I offered a set of scripts to do the basic administrative tasks.
What do you think? What tools does the Reluctant DBA need?