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Archives: December 2010

A Change of Pace

As some of you may have already heard, I spent much of December moving from Hawaii to Missouri. Generally, when I tell people this, they ask if I am crazy. One important reason for the move is work-related, as it will be much more convenient, and less expensive, for me… Read more

2 comments, 649 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 29 December 2010

Get SQL Scripts Manager for Free

Red Gate Software has released a new, free tool for database administrators and developers called SQL Script Manager. It includes 25 scripts written by many well-known DBAs, such as Ola Hallengren, Louis Davidson, Glenn Berry, Tim Ford, and many more, that can help you to automate common troubleshooting, diagnostic,… Read more

0 comments, 373 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 23 December 2010

Microsoft Codename Atlanta Attempts to Help Out DBAs By Providing Basic Assistance

I have always recommended that DBAs be as proactive as possible, catching potential problems, and actual problems, as soon as possible before they can negatively affect a SQL Server’s performance or availability. In fact, I am working on a new book, tentatively titled, How to Perform a SQL Server Health… Read more

1 comments, 511 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 9 December 2010

December Question: What does it mean to be a Proactive DBA?

One of the things I promote in all my presentations is the importance of being a proactive DBA. Unfortunately, the term “proactive” is open to many different interpretations. So, this month’s question is, “What does it mean to be a Proactive DBA”? In other words, what tasks does a DBA… Read more

0 comments, 198 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 2 December 2010