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Jason Carter

Jason Carter has spent most of his career as a .NET developer, with time spent as a development manager, accidental DBA, and most recently a full-time DBA. Having worked with large databases as a developer, he found great interest in tuning, tweaking, and making databases run faster. With the support of his wife, he gave up his managerial duties, jumped the development ship and dove head first into his new career as a Database Administrator.

T-SQL Tuesday #050 – Automation

In my developer life, my motto was ‘Automate all the things’  and since transitioning to a DBA role, my motto hasn’t changed a bit.   Since taking my first official DBA position earlier this year I found that other intelligent folks love automation as well.  It seems that automation in IT… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 14 January 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #48 – Cloud Atlas

T-SQL Tuesday is a recurring blog party, that is started by Adam Machanic (Blog | @AdamMachanic). Each month a blog will host the party, and everyone that want’s to can write a blog about a specific subject.

This month the subject is “Cloud Atlas”. If you want to… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 12 November 2013

Second Presentation – Lessons Learned

Since my presentation at Orlando SQL Saturday seemed to go well (standing room only, all positive feedback)  I submitted to speak locally at SQL Saturday #248 Tampa BI.   I was hesitant to submit to this specific SQL Saturday since it was predominantly Business Intelligence focused and the topics I… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 11 November 2013

Restore Script from Backup Directory – Modified

As a DBA your job is to protect the data, whether that be from corruption, attack, developers or any other host of unknown afflictions. While I was not involved in the day to day backup or recovery while acting as an Accidental DBA (handled by an MSP), nor do I… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 7 November 2013

First Presentation – Post Mortem

So it is done, it being my first presentation at a professional event.   As you may recall, I recently presented at Sql Saturday Orlando.  Looking back at the experience I say it was definitely positive, and I’m going to detail the entire weekend and things that I might change for… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 18 September 2013

SQL Saturday Orlando – My First Presentation!!!

I’ve submitted presentations before to CodeCamp and SQL Saturdays before, but have never been selected to present due to terrible abstract, too many submissions or a myriad of reasons, which are frankly, never revealed to those of us turned down, BUT….that has changed. I’ve submitted an abstract to SQL Saturday… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 21 July 2013

Shifting of the Tides and my Career

Watching my career progression over the last year, an outside observer would think that I’m playing career path hop-scotch, or maybe an just being an IT gypsy. Being on the inside of this ride, it certainly feels that way. Let me tell you a story about how I got to… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 15 June 2013

Time Based Power Settings

Just recently I was part of an online presentation in which the intended audience was unable to install any of the screen sharing programs which my company had at our disposal (WebEx, GotoMeeting, Join.Me). The prospective client proposed we use their screen sharing program, Adobe Connect to perform the presentation,… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 4 April 2013

Disk Space Checker

One method my company deploys our software is in a dedicated hosted environment. In this situation, we partner with a data center that provides hardware, we install the software and the client doesn’t get access to the hardware directly. This normally works well, unless they tend to have a-lot of… Read more

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Posted in Jason Carter on 28 March 2013

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