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Archives: February 2012

PASS SQLRally Dallas 2012 Pre-Con: How to Perform a SQL Server Health Check

If you are attending the PASS SQLRally this May in Dallas, I will be presenting a one day preconference session called “How to Perform a SQL Server Health Check”. Here’s the abstract for the session:

Are all the SQL Server instances you manage healthy, running optimally, and providing the high…

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 29 February 2012

Most DBAs Don’t Seem to Know that Transaction Logs Can be Tuned

I was very surprised to see the results of my latest poll, which asked “When was the last time you tuned your transaction logs?”

According to those DBAs who responded to the poll, about 60% of them said they didn’t know transaction logs could be tuned. And just over 19%… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 27 February 2012

Excerpt from Upcoming Book by Grant Fritchey Called Learn “SQL Server in a Month of Lunches”

Later this year, a new book by author Grant Fritchey, called Learn SQL Server in a Month of Lunches, will be released by Manning Publications. Below is a preliminary excerpt from the book on “Creating a Full Backup”. The book is geared toward readers new to SQL Server.

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 15 February 2012

February Question: If you weren’t a DBA, what would you like to do?

Sometimes its fun to think of what career you might have chosen if you hadn’t become a DBA. With this in mind, this month’s qustion is “If you weren’t a DBA, what would you like to do?” Tell us what careers you considered before becoming a DBA, including any crazy… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 February 2012