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T-SQL Tuesday #98 – Your Technical Challenges Conquered

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of T-SQL Tuesday and I am your host BlobEater (Arun Sirpal).

If you do not know  what T-SQL Tuesday is then a quick recap. T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog initiative hosted by a different blogger each month. This was founded by Adam Machanic (blog|@AdamMachanic) and is a great way of encouraging people to write. With that being said let’s move on to the topic which will be a challenging one.

The Topic

Please write about and share with the world a time when you faced a technical challenge that you overcame and you can go really technical with both the issue and solution if you like.

From data recovery, tempdb contention, concurrency issues to even DTU exhaustion within Azure SQL Database – there is plenty to potentially write about.

So tell us what the issue was, your troubleshooting mind-set, how knowledge in that specific area guided you and more importantly what you did to overcome this challenging event. Hopefully with this topic we will get to read from both advanced and beginner level bloggers.

You know the saying, When the going gets tough, the tough get going”.

The Rules

  • Post your blog between 00:00 – 23:59 GMT Tuesday, January 9.
  • Come back here and leave a comment (Please don’t rely on a pingback to your post I have had a mixed experience with them).
  • Your entry must include the T-SQL Tuesday logo.
  • If you use Twitter then tweet your blog post with the hash tag #tsql2sday.

I’ll be reading through all the blog posts and posting a round-up. I look forward to reading how you conquered your challenges.


All About SQL

I am a Senior DBA with interest in MS technology especially SQL Server and Azure. During 2015 I was mentored by Paul Randal – Data Platform (SQL Server) MVP and during 2016 I completed my SQLskills Immersion training on Internals and Performance Tuning. When I am not working I am in the gym burning calories.


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