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John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK

John Sansom (Blog | Twitter) is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) of SQL Server and publisher of the free SQL community ebook DBA JumpStart, an inspiring collection of advice for Data Professionals, written by 20 SQL Server experts. Awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor(MCC) award, John is a prolific blogger and can be found regularly writing about SQL Server and Professional Development over at www.johnsansom.com.

Archives: February 2011

5 Things Every DBA Should NOT Do

Earlier in the month I shared with you 10 Things That Every DBA Should Do and so it only seems natural to also consider some things that every Database Administrator should NOT be doing right.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret here, I have actually done… Read more

27 comments, 1,793 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 22 February 2011

London UK SQL Server User Group – It’s Back!

"We're back with a Bang!"

In case you missed it, being tucked away amongst all the other UK SQL Server User Group date announcements that I share on the weekly SQL Server Links round-up, I wanted to make sure that you all know the BIG news is that it’s back… Read more

0 comments, 244 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 21 February 2011

The DBA Ultimate Fitness Workout Plan

If you plan to stay on top of your DBA game then you have to workout regularly.

Those of you that know me well know that I like to hit the gym on average 4 times a week and to go running 2-3 times a week. The primary goal of… Read more

2 comments, 313 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 15 February 2011

10 Things Every DBA Should Do

Recently I spoke about how The Best Database Administrators Automate Everything, as well as Document Everything and this got me to thinking in general about things that every Database Administrator (DBA) should be doing.

No two Database Administration jobs are the same that’s for sure but there are definitely… Read more

11 comments, 1,217 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 8 February 2011

Your Lack of Documentation is Costing You More Than You Think

You’ve got a mountain of work to get done and not enough time to do it in. There’s simply just not enough time for you to worry about documentation right now but that’s ok though because you plan to come back to it later. Let me guess, you’re still working… Read more

6 comments, 704 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 1 February 2011