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DBA On The Go

I've been working in Enterprise IT environments for roughly 10 years. My move to become a DBA was new, but expected. I've worked in secure DoD databases and secure Pharmaceutical databases. One thing to note, the security aspect isn't a lot different. My goal is to marry Databases and security in a functional manner and see how we can speed these things up with minimal work.

Archives: February 2014

Free Month To PluralSight!

Free Month of PluralSight!

Ok, personally this is pretty cool. www.SQLSkills.com is giving away a free month to pluralsight! Well, let me rephrase a bit. They're giving away a free month of PluralSight to people who run a bit of code on their SQL Server(2005 and up) for 24 hours.…

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Posted in DBA On The Go on 25 February 2014

SQL Saturday OKC 309!

SQL Saturday OKC is coming up!

The event will be August 23rd, 2014!


Now is the time to get signed up. We already have three great precons ready.

BECOME AN ENTERPRISE DBA WITH SEAN AND JEN MCCOWN 

REAL WORLD SSIS: A SURVIVAL GUIDE WITH TIM MITCHELL

PRACTICAL SELF-SERVICE BI WITH…

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Posted in DBA On The Go on 24 February 2014

First Presentation Ever And My 50th Post

Last Monday was the first time I've ever presented anything. Honestly, it was the first time really speaking in public in front of a large group. I learned a few things then. This may seem obvious to anyone who's done this even  through high school... but I didn't really do…

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Posted in DBA On The Go on 17 February 2014

Do Not Set Maximum Ram To 0 Ever - Mistakes We Make

I'm going down memory lane here and remembering one of the first things I did as a DBA. I was told by one of our other DBA's that if you have 40GB of RAM for a database and it's not working very well, the fix is to modify the max…

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Posted in DBA On The Go on 10 February 2014

What Tables Are In My Filegroups

One issue I've found a bit troublesome is trying to find out what's in a specific Filegroup. Let's say you're trying to clear off a lun or just a drive and you see a file labeled, "iudexes7.ndf". Now unless you built this and have a steal trap for a memory...…

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Posted in DBA On The Go on 3 February 2014