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Archives: May 2009

Configuring Auto-Retry on SQL Server Agent

The goal of this post is to explain how to take advantage of Auto-Retry and why you will want to use it. I hope to clarify in which circumstances an auto-retry works best and when not to use it also. The (disclaimer!) point is that every job has its own… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 27 May 2009

SQL Teach in Vancouver Coming Up Quick - Draught Presentation Ready (phew)

 As Brad McGehee mentioned recently: SQLTeach (a part of the larger DevTeach event) will be held in Vancouver, BC this June 8-12, 2009. It will offer 136 sessions in 8 different tracks, including 37 SQL Server sessions, 17 Agile sessions, 17 software architecture sessions, and 57 .NET sessions. In… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 21 May 2009

Workplace Discrimination in Quebec - part 2: Ignoring the Warning Signs

My Dearest Mister André Pratte,

Regarding your article in the Globe and Mail, I was quite surprised to see you run to the indirect defence of militant Péquistes (Parti Québécois members) over the mistreatment of the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec's (CDPQ) new Chief Michael Sabia during testimony the other… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 21 May 2009

The Pro-Active DBA during the Economic Tsunami

As none of us are immune to the current financial crisis, and your development projects have probably come to a halt all around your respective work environments, I propose a list of pro-active steps to reduce long-term costs associated with the management of your SQL Server database systems below.  

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 16 May 2009