Tag Archives: SQL University

SQL University – Troubleshooting Week

I was about to write another bunch of comments on why I think troubleshooting skills are important. I’ve changed my mind – I’ve done that before. So let’s start SQL University Troubleshooting week off with a couple reminders from past posts that say what I wanted to say this week already.
If You Can’t Troubleshoot – [...]

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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 DBAs [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Check Out These Tools – SQL University

Some neat (and free) tools to help you out with SQL Server. This is my second contribution to the SQL University “Tools of The Trade” week series.
In part one we had a quick chat about why to look at using various tools to help you out working with SQL Server. In this post, we’ll talk [...]

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Get You Some Tools – SQL University Spring 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’m too busy to do it all. I use tools to help me do my job as a DBA. Let’s talk about some of the tools or types of tools that might help you do your job.
This is Week 4 of the Spring 2010 semester of SQL University – [...]

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Day Job Lessons From The Garden

It’s spring and in addition to our usual vegetable garden and some existing fruit crops, we are putting in a row of 15 blueberry bushes. Well the past two nights I’ve been outside for 3-4 hours digging a trench (about 40′ long by 2.5′ wide and 1′ deep. right, I said feet.) by hand and [...]

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