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Chad Miller

Chad Miller is a Senior Manager of Database Administration at Raymond James Financial. Chad has worked with Microsoft SQL Server since 1999 and has been automating administration tasks using Windows Powershell since 2007. Chad is the Project Coordinator/Developer of the Powershell-based Codeplex project SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX). Chad leads the Tampa Powershell User Group and is a frequent speaker at users groups, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps.

Archives: October 2009

Operations Manager Shell

I've started using SCOM 2007 R2, which has given me a chance to try out the Operations Manager Shell. The Ops Mgr Shell is a customized PowerShell initialized through a console file and startup script. The important thing to note is that it's still regular PowerShell.
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Posted in Chad Miller on 21 October 2009

SQL Saturday #21

I presented a 1 hr session at SQL Saturday #21 session SQL Server PowerShell Extensions: In this sesssion we will look at automating common DBA tasks through Powershell. An overview of the CodePlex project SQL Serer Powershell Extensions will be provided. Specific topics covered include PowerGUI, SQL Server…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 18 October 2009

SQLServerCentral Article on Database Space Capacity Planning

I wrote an article for SQLServerCentral entitled "Database Space Capacity Planning" that demonstrates a database and volume (disk) capacity planning solution I use in my production environment. Some highlights of the solution:

  • Powershell is used to collect database and volume space information from a list of SQL Servers,…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 13 October 2009

SQL Saturday #21 and Tampa Code Camp 2009

A couple upcoming events I'll presenting at...

SQL Saturday #21 on October 17th in Orlando

I'm amazed at how SQL Saturday has grown since the first one just a couple of years ago. Nearly 300 attendees have registered and there's still time to sign up for this free event.…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 10 October 2009

Southwest Florida Code Camp II

I presented a Powershel session at the SW Florida .Net Code Camp IIl. The session demonstrated the following uses cases for developer usage of Powershell:
  • ETL
  • Testing (PSUnit and WatIN)
  • Deployment Automation
  • Management API
The presentation and supporting materials are available here:
Max Trinidad presented 3 one-hour sessions,…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 3 October 2009