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Guest Columnist: Rodney Landrum

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I am no Asimov

Rodney Landrum on finding the inspiration you need, somehow and from somewhere, to get yourself out of a tight corner.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Back in the USSRS

After a period of abstinence, Rodney Landrum adjusts to life back in the USSRS.  Read more...
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Call Me, Maybe

Rodney Landrum on his week of responding nicely to unsolicited sales calls.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/04/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Redundant Redundancy

When DBAs too often find themselves trading sleep for Megabytes, it's time for a different approach to detection and alerting of disk space problems. So argues Rodney Landrum.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DEF CON SQL

An impromptu hacking session, in response to an inexplicably-changed password, reminds Rodney Landrum of some valuable lessons for every DBA.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2013/08/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBAs and the Fear of Time Off

Rodney Landrum on why many DBAs find it hard to ask for, and take, their due DBAcations.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2013/05/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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To Specialize or Not to Specialize: that is the $132,000 Question

In a guest editorial, Rodney Landrum reflects on his career path as a an information-hungry generalist.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2012/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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SQL Server 2012: Creative Thinking for a Creative New Licensing Model

It seems inevitable that many customers will end up paying more to get the same features they have today, under the new SQL Server licencing model, unless they respond to Microsoft's creativity with some of their own.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2012/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Cast of Thousands

In a guest editorial, Rodney Landrum offers a light-hearted guide to role of each member of the cast in a typical SQL code deployment.   Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2011/08/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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If you could stop working tomorrow, would you still do SQL?

Rodney landrum wonders what, if anything, you would do in SQL, or any other beloved technology, if you did not have to?  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2011/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Life Without a Net

Today we have a guest editorial from Rodney Landrum that talks about life in the past, when we couldn't look up everything on the Internet.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2010/11/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Hunting and Gathering

A guest editorial from Rodney Landrum looks at how we get advice from others in the wild, wild world of the Internet.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2010/03/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Slipping out of the DBA trenches

Today we have a guest editorial from Rodney Landrum who wonders how DBA Managers, removed from the front lines, can keep up to date and retain their edge. Is it inevitable that, slowly but inexorably, they will feel the 'blunting of the blade'?  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2010/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How can we standardize SQL Server Data Deployments?

Some change requests, such as deploying a new stored procedure or trigger, are relatively easy to manage whereas others, such as data deployments, tend to thwart all attempts at standardization. And yet, there must be a way, and Rodney Landrum believes that DBA-developer co-operation lies at the heart of it.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2009/12/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The DBA Dilemma: How Many DBAs Does It Take to Manage an Infrastructure?

Today we have a guest editorial from Rodney Landrum. Rodney and his team of DBAs manage 110 active servers, throughout a regionally dispersed organization. How many DBAs would you expect to be on Rodney's team...?  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2009/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Had this been an actual emergency….

Rodney Landrum has lived through several simulated emergencies and one real one, in the form of Hurricane Ivan. The tests do not adequately prepare you for the real thing. Real emergencies bring tension, exhaustion and hunger pangs. Simulations bring lethargy, pre-determined end times, and warm pizza.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2009/09/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Tacklebox

Inside the SQL Server Tacklebox you'll find day-to-day tools and techniques to automate and standardize SQL Server installation, document and report on your servers, migrate data and manage data growth, troubleshoot performance issues, receive notifications of impending issues, secure access to your servers and fight off the data corruption monster.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2009/07/14 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: books
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The Reporting Services 3-Trick Pony

Rodney Landrum demonstrates an ingenious way to monitor blocked SQL Server processes across all your servers, using nothing but SSRS.   Read more...
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