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Archives: January 2012

DevConnections Offers DBAs Many Options for Training

As we have done for the last several years, SQLServerCentral.com will be offering its own track at SQL Server Connections (a part of the greater DevConnections event) in Las Vegas, NV, on March 26-29, at the MGM Grand Hotel. This is in addition to the SQL Server tracks that are… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 31 January 2012

DBAs and the Career-Life Balance

Reprinted from my editorial in Database Weekly.

I know a lot of DBAs who make SQL Server the focus of their life. In many ways, if you want to be an exceptional DBA, and stand out from the crowd, you don’t have a lot of choice about devoting a… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 20 January 2012

What’s Wrong with this Picture: A Database Misconfiguration Well Demonstrated

Recently, I was doing some testing/playing around on a particular database on my home test servers. After I was done, I checked out the “Data/Log Files Autogrowth/Autoshrink” portion of the “Disk Usage” report for the database, which is shown below.

While I might expect to see results like this… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 6 January 2012

Have You Planned Which SQL Server Events You Will be Attending in 2012?

2012 is already upon us and I have been busy working on my travel schedule for this year. It is still incomplete, but I have many events scheduled, and I am leaving room for some additional events as they are announced.

So how about you, have your scheduled the training… Read more

1 comments, 295 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 4 January 2012

January Question: What feature(s) of SQL Server would you like to learn more about?

Although SQL Server 2012 coming out this year, I think some of us are still trying to catch up with all the new features introduced in SQL Server 2008. SQL Server has become so feature-laden, I think it is becoming harder and harder to keep up. With this in mind,… Read more

8 comments, 435 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 4 January 2012