I’m a forty-something Microsoft SQL Server DBA of 15+ years, a devoted husband, and a father of three young boys. I have been a DBA at a public university, at a major bank, at a healthcare system, and I now work as a remote DBA with customers across the United States. I write and speak primarily about the tips and tricks that I discover along my SQL Server journey.
Archives: July 2013
I ran into this with a client last night when trying to restore their SQL Server data warehouse database from TSM.
We went through several iterations of the restore failing without any meaningful error other than a cryptic “TCP/IP Connection Refused” even though we could ping and telnet from the…