Archives: June 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
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
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