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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: June 2011

Look How Far You Have Come

A reader wrote to me over the weekend, seeking advice on behalf of their friend, who had been feeling deflated and lost on their SQL journey.

Hi John,

My long time friend ****** is a SQL DBA and he is feeling a bit down at the moment. He is trying… Read more

3 comments, 483 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 27 June 2011

Too Many Disasters To Choose From (T-SQLTuesday)

I’m ashamed to admit that somehow this months T-SQL Tuesday has completely blindsided me, which is kind of ironic really when you consider the theme.

It’s a brilliant topic this month, hosted by Allen Kinsel (Blog|Twitter), who calls for participants to Blog about Disasters. More specifically… Read more

0 comments, 174 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 14 June 2011

SQL Server Instant File Initialization (PQW)

Bluntly put, this is something that you always want to be taking advantage of.

As a Database Administrator I’m always on the look out for Performance Quick Wins(PQW). Simple tweaks and changes that I can make to the SQL Server servers in my care that deliver immediate and measurable payback.… Read more

1 comments, 251 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 13 June 2011

Is There Something Wrong With The Database?

I can think of no other simple phrase that has the same pent up potential to ignite the most colourful of discussions amongst technical professionals.

Yes, it’s Meme Monday time. A creation brought to life by Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) that places but a single requirement on… Read more

0 comments, 175 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 5 June 2011