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Archives: June 2012

Exceptional DBA Awards 2012

Reprinted from my editorial in the Simple-Talk Newsletter.

It’s hard to believe, but it was five years ago that Red Gate Software started sponsoring the Exceptional DBA of the Year Awards. The award, which was inspired by my book: How to Become an Exceptional DBA, has uncovered a number… Read more

0 comments, 1,046 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 11 June 2012

Do You Document Your SQL Server Instances?

When I was a novice DBA, I spent little time documenting my SQL Servers. But as I became more experienced, I realized the importance of having complete, up-to-date documentation for all of the SQL Servers I manage.

Some of the benefits of documentation include: 1) It is easier and quicker… Read more

7 comments, 3,267 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 5 June 2012

June Question: Which DMV(s) do you most often use when managing your SQL Server instances, and why?

Dynamic Management Objects (DMVs and DMFs) are some of the most useful tools for the DBA. So this month’s question is “Which DMV(s) do you most often use when managing your SQL Server instances, and why?” While the question uses the more generic DMV terminology, go ahead and tell us… Read more

8 comments, 485 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 June 2012