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Archives: August 2009

Spare Yourself Installation Issues by Downloading the Latest SQL 2008 ISO Image

Recently, we began the install of a new instance on a VMware Host and ran into an issue with a problematic outdated ISO file. Therefore, those of you embarking on new SQL 2008 installs, please avoid a potential headache, as personally exposed to (and like these guys lived through also), by… Read more

3 comments, 443 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 24 August 2009

Comparing Settings Entreprise-Wide with SQL admin toolset’s Server Configuration app.

 In the Spring of 2008 Idera launched its SQL admin toolset at a super low deal of around two hundred and fifty bucks, so they lured me in rather easily at that price.  And considering a few years prior how much I loved handling a 25+ server environment… Read more

2 comments, 805 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 18 August 2009

Saying Goodbye to the Last Windows XP x64 Install Remaining

As far as operating systems go, I can be pretty conservative with respect to what operating system I chose to have at home as a network server, currently a second generation ML 150 server by Hewlett Packard with dual Xeon 3Ghz (not dual core, but dual socket, with hyperthreading) and sadly only 1GB… Read more

0 comments, 323 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 9 August 2009

Disaster Recovery Scenarios with HP Data Protector

Let's say it is a late Monday morning, because something always comes up before you are required at your vocation, and by means of unfortunate circumstances, upon arrival you are faced with a clustered server that has provided you with a beautiful stack dump thanks to an e-mail Alert sent… Read more

2 comments, 3,785 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 4 August 2009