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Archives: July 2011

Upcoming Webinar on Using SQL Monitor in the Real World

Recently at SQLServerCentral.com, I have been running a series of articles called the SQLServerCentral.com Best Practices Clinic, which describe how I am using Red Gate Software’s SQL Monitor to help monitor and tune the active/active cluster that is running both SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-Talk.com.

On Tuesday, August 23, at 11AM… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 20 July 2011

Vote for the 2011 Exceptional DBA of the Year Award

It’s been my experience that most DBA’s aren’t properly recognized for their contributions to their organizations. As the “protectors of the organization’s data,” DBAs are one of the most important people in any organization. To help recognize the contributions of DBAs, the Exceptional DBA of the Year Awards was developed… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 19 July 2011

SQL in the City (London) is a Great Success

This is what my audience looked like from the stage just before I started speaking at the first of my two sessions.

This past Friday, July 15th, 2011, I attended Red Gate Software’s first SQL in the City event. This free event was held at One Wimpole Street in downtown… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 19 July 2011

SQLServerCentral.com Track at SQL Server Connections This Fall in Las Vegas

As has now become a regular tradition, SQLServerCentral.com is providing an educational track at SQL Server Connections (part of DevConnections) this October 31 through November 3, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

SQL Server Connections includes three regular tracks, plus the SQLServerCentral.com track. The… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 18 July 2011

Learning From the Mistakes of Other DBAs

I have been a judge for the Exceptional DBA of the Year Awards ever since its inception, and one of the questions that is asked on the application form is “What is the biggest mistake you have made as a DBA, and how did you deal with it”. This question… Read more

4 comments, 540 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 8 July 2011

July Question: What Do You Think are the Most Common DBA Pain Points?

While being a DBA is challenging and often rewarding, we often experience a lot of pain points that we wish would go away. So, for this month’s question, “What do you think are the most common DBA pain points?”, please share with us areas where you experience the most pain.… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 July 2011