Tag Archives: DBA

It’s The Data, Stupid

No Offense I mean no offense by the title. The title goes back to American election politics. Someone somewhere (James Carville said this in 1991 about the focus of the campaign he managed for Bill Clinton.. Forgot that, but I found it in about 8 seconds because of fast data in the cloud). I’m not […]

SQLU DBA Week – DBA Progress Report

This week was DBA Week At SQL University. We’ve seen two great posts from Robert Davis, a couple posts from me and some input from DBA Coach LaRock. Today we’ll lighten things up. It’s Friday so let’s close our notebooks and have a classroom discussion about our attitudes and learning. There are all sorts of […]

SQLU DBA Week – Set It And….

Welcome to the third day of DBA week at SQL University. On day one, I kicked off the “back to basics” journey I’ve chosen for fellow students with my post reminding you that you’re only as good as your ability to restore. Microsoft Certified Master Robert Davis brought us a good reminder on Day 2 […]

SQLU DBA Week – You Can Restore It! (right?)

Welcome to my first contribution to SQL University’s Database Administration Week! I am going to go back to some basics here this week. I know you’ve probably been with us for a few semesters and you don’t want to hear that. That’s fine, Microsoft Certified Master Robert Davis is also covering DBA week and he […]

SQL 2008 R2 LoadFest – Session Notes

I spoke today at the SQL Server 2008 R2 Load Fest put on by Andy Novick of Novick Software. Great turnout, and it is always fun to see so many folks working together on the task of figuring out the nuances of SQL Server installations together. Also good to see that you were able to […]

SQL Server Consulting – Straight Path Solutions

Welcome To Straight Path Solutions As a consultant to the company, I worked directly with Mike for approximately one year. We worked as part of a team in a challenging software development environment with aggressive deadlines and many moving pieces. As a Database Administrator, Mike was a strong contributor and key to our success. As […]

5 Things SQL Server Should DROP

When I picture Paul Randal, I picture a guy who likes to run up to a bees nest at a crowded picnic and give it a good couple whacks. You know what I mean, it’s that laughing picture in his twitter profile. Or maybe it’s the devil’s advocate style he has. Maybe it’s his controversial […]