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Guy Glantser

Guy Glantser, Data Platform MVP, is the leader of the Israeli PASS chapter and also the CEO and founder of Madeira Data Solutions. His career has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform for the past 20 years, performing various database roles as either an on-site DBA, an external consultant or a speaker. Guy is involved in many activities in the Microsoft Data Platform community. He occasionally speaks at community events, such as PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays and user groups around the world. He also co-hosts the SQL Server Radio podcast.

Archives: August 2013

How Much Unallocated Space do I Have in My Database Files

In a previous post, I wrote about when and how to shrink your database files. The bottom line was that you shouldn't shrink your files, unless you really have to, and if you really have to, then you should do it during low or no activity time and in… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 13 August 2013

My Summary of 24 Hours of PASS

Once a year, just before the annual PASS Summit, there is a promotional event called 24 Hours of PASS. The idea is to gather together 24 consecutive one-hour webcasts by the top speakers in the PASS Summit. The event is free, and all the webcasts are recorded and… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 5 August 2013

When and How to Shrink Your Database

Most DBAs know that shrinking a database is a bad thing. But in many cases, there is no DBA around, and either a developer or someone else in the organization is responsible for maintaining the database. And I still see from time to time one of the following two disasters:… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 1 August 2013