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Archives: February 2011

SQLskills SQL Server Immersion Training: A Retrospective

Last week I attended the inaugural training event of the new four-week SQL Server Immersion Training offered by Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randall of SQLskills.com. The four available training weeks include:

  • Internals and Performance
  • Performance Tuning
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Security, PowerShell, and Development Support

I attended the… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 28 February 2011

Introducing Kalen Delaney’s SQL Server Stairways Tutorial Series

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new link on SQLServerCentral.com for a new series of tutorial articles called Kalen Delaney’s SQL Server Stairways. This series, edited by Kalen Delaney, brings together a large number of top SQL Server writers to introduce a wide variety of SQL… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 16 February 2011

Poll Reveals DBAs Actively Tune TEMPDB

When I manage a SQL Server instance, I always make an extra effort to optimize the performance of TEMPDB, so I decided to do a poll to see if other DBAs did the same.

When the results came in, I was a little surprised, as about 91% of those who… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 3 February 2011

February Question: Share with us your “best” restore disaster stories.

As DBAs, making backups and restoring data is one of the foundational skills we all must master. But sometimes things go wrong, very, very wrong. And it is from these mistakes that we often learn important lessons. This month, the Question of the Month is, “Share with us your ‘best’… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 February 2011