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Guest Columnist: David Bird

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SQL Overview VI - Monitoring Process Locks

In the sixth part of his series on monitoring your SQL Server, David Bird looks at process locks.  Read more...
By David Bird 2011/07/22 (first published: 2010/03/31) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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SQL Overview V - Monitoring Long Running Jobs

Continuing with his series on monitoring your SQL Servers, David Bird now looks a a way to fin those long running, active jobs.  Read more...
By David Bird 2011/07/29 (first published: 2010/03/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA Part 2

After a very popular first article on tools for the DBA, David Bird is back with a list of some utilities you might find very handy for working with SQL Server.  Read more...
By David Bird 2010/01/22 (first published: 2008/12/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tools
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SQL Overview IV - DBA's Morning Review

Continuing on with his very popular series on monitoring your servers, David Bird takes a look at how you manage checking on multiple servers.  Read more...
By David Bird 2008/06/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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SQL Server DBA Fights a Demon

An interesting tale of David Bird's fight with tempdb.  Read more...
By David Bird 2008/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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SQL Overview SSIS Package III - Full Package

Continuing on with his series on reporting for your SQL Server, David Bird brings together the series with the full package used for building the report.s  Read more...
By David Bird 2011/07/15 (first published: 2008/01/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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SQL Overview SSIS Package II - Retrieving SQL Error Log

In Part II of his series on monitoring SQL Servers, David Bird takes a look at importing data from your error logs.  Read more...
By David Bird 2011/07/08 (first published: 2008/01/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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SQL Overview Part 1

Monitoring your SQL Server instances and figuring out what's going on is important to keep an eye on your environment. David Bird brings us a new series that looks at how you might start setting this up with Integration Services.   Read more...
By David Bird 2011/07/01 (first published: 2008/01/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA

Everyone has a set of handy utilities and tools that they use with their SQL Server, but sometimes convincing an employer to purchase tools is hard. Longtime DBA David Bird brings us a list of the tools he likes to use and are FREE.   Read more...
By David Bird 2007/05/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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The Challenge: Litespeed v TDPSQL

Choosing a backup solution can be a trying exercise with all the various add on products these days. New author David Bird gives us some insight into his testing and decisions with a look at Litespeed and Tivoli's Storage Manager.   Read more...
By David Bird 2006/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: product reviews
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