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Cleveland DBA

Colleen Morrow is a Database Engineer for a software company in Westlake, Ohio. She has worked in the IT industry for 15+ years, doing everything from technical support to development to database administration on Informix, Oracle, and SQL Server platforms.

Archives: July 2012

SQL Audit 201 – Creating an Audit Solution

Welcome back, folks!

Ok so, now that we’ve covered the basics of creating a SQL Audit and viewing the output, let’s put the pieces together to form a complete solution. As with any implementation, the key to success lies in careful planning. Before we take off running, we need… Read more

5 comments, 4,799 reads

Posted in Cleveland DBA on 31 July 2012

SQL Audit 102 – Reading audit output

Last time we went over the basics of creating a SQL Audit. Now obviously once you’ve gotten your audit in place, you’re going to want to look at the output once in a while, right? Right. So that’s what we’re going to go over today.

If you’re using the default… Read more

2 comments, 1,643 reads

Posted in Cleveland DBA on 16 July 2012

SQLSaturday #164, Cleveland

Date: August 18, 2012

Session 1

Title: So I started this blog…now what?

Abstract:

Ever thought about trying your hand at blogging? Or maybe you’ve started a blog but struggle with what to write about. We’ll take a beginner’s look at blogging and examine what makes a great blog, finding… Read more

0 comments, 439 reads

Posted in Cleveland DBA on 10 July 2012

SQLSaturday #122, Louisville

Date: July 21, 2012

Session: So I started this blog…now what?

Abstract:

Ever thought about trying your hand at blogging? Or maybe you’ve started a blog but struggle with what to write about. We’ll take a beginner’s look at blogging and examine what makes a great blog, finding topics, finding… Read more

0 comments, 449 reads

Posted in Cleveland DBA on 10 July 2012

SQL Audit 101 – Creating a basic audit

SQL Audit was introduced in SQL 2008, and for the first time auditing was treated as a “first-class” object in SQL Server, meaning it could be managed by DDL statements.  It was built on the extended events framework and what made it really neat was that the event was recorded… Read more

3 comments, 1,285 reads

Posted in Cleveland DBA on 9 July 2012

SQL Server Auditing – Getting started

In my organization, one of my jobs is auditing our database environment.  I’ve been tasked with this responsibility for several years now, and it hasn’t always been easy.  In fact, I used to despise the entire process.  Why?  Because I wasn’t using the right tool for the job.  I didn’t… Read more

5 comments, 941 reads

Posted in Cleveland DBA on 3 July 2012