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Archives: June 2010

AWOL: DBA Turned Gardener Temporarily, but Still Obsessed with Transaction Log Files

After 10 Years, a Move Closer to School and Work
Wow, how moving house interrupts life. I can appreciate we have not had to move about more frequently! Background: Starting at the beginning of May, a month prior to moving, my sage wife Victoria insisted we start the packing…
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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 28 June 2010

Next, Next, Next - Is SQL Server Installation In Need of a Warning Window to Avoid the Risk of Excess Instances?

After Reading Brad MacGehee's comments on TechEd conference today, I left a short but poignant comment that I hope will invoke some thoughts amongst the established SQL DBAs our there, or Senior Oracle DBAs who laugh at how many SQL Server instances that turn up on any given Windows-based network: Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 10 June 2010

SQL Server Managment Studio, Tools, Options: Why the 'Saving Changes Is Not Permitted' Error - Preventing Changes That Require Table Re-Creation Is A Good Idea

Does a gun have a safety? Yes! And so should the Table Designer...now back to the database world and away from the analogy:

Prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created is a way to reduce the chance of huge tables being rebuilt: which fortunately is enabled by… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 6 June 2010