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Consolidation Matters

Consolidating SQL Server instances is something Steve Jones has done in the past and he thinks we'll all do more of in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mini-Me

This Friday Steve Jones asks if you build your own mini-me's to help you manage your database systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The DBA is Dead

Is the DBA Dead? Steve Jones scoffs at the notion put forth in an article and says we'll be using DBAs for a long time. He does, however, admit the role is changing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Management at Scale

Could you manage 20,000 databases? That's how many servers each person at Facebook has to manage in operations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Common Checks

This Friday Steve Jones wants to know what types of things are you checking for on your instances. What items can cause you issues if you don't proactively monitor for them.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Future of Auditing

Auditing is a weak point in SQL Server according to Steve Jones. He looks at a few of its flaws.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Ratio

How many developers does it take to overwhelm a DBA? It's an interesting question, and this week Steve Jones asks how many you actually support.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Resetting DMVs

Steve Jones asks the question why so much data in SQL Server is cleared when we restart an instance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Being Replaceable

Louis Davidson describes why all DBAs should strive to be replaceable, and what that really means.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2012/12/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Manage By Delegation

There always seem to be more and more instances to manage, but not more and more staff. Steve Jones talks about the key to good management being delegation of the work.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/10/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The DBA Database

One very handy item Steve Jones found as a DBA was a DBA only database on each instance. Today he asks you if you have one and if not, why not. There are good reasons to have one, and security is usually not a problem.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Network Databases? Is it time to change?

Today Steve responds to a blog post from Microsoft that talks about the viability of placing our database files on network shares.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/11/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Check Twice, Update Once

An update to the Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer tool intrigues Steve Jones as it seems to have been enhanced to better help DBAs manage SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/09/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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When Do You Deploy?

Finding downtime can be hard at times, but Steve Jones recently found a company that took it during the week. This Friday's poll asks when you can have downtime.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Pruning

DBAs tend to be very organized, and most of them don't want unnecessary objects on their systems. Is it worth cleaning up? Steve Jones asks the question this Friday.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest Editorial: Do You Run Antivirus Software on Your SQL Servers?

Every DBA needs to give serious consideration to the level of antivirus/antispyware protection they need on their SQL Server instances, and to the performance implications of the strategy they choose.  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2009/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Look at the size of my BCHR

Are SQL Server DBAs prone to going around boasting about the size of their BCHR? And does it have any significance?  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2009/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mini-Me

This Friday Steve Jones asks if you build your own mini-me's to help you manage your database systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fix the Little Things

There are any number of small, annoying or tedious things in SQL Server and Steve Jones makes a case for getting them fixed.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2008/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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