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RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero

My real name is Tracy McKibben. I’ve been working with database products for over 20 years, starting with FoxBase running on Xenix. Over the years, I’ve worked with all flavors of FoxPro, some Clipper and dBase, and starting somewhere around 1995, SQL Server. I’ve even dabbled with Oracle, though I’ve tried to block out all memories of that experience. At present, I’m the Senior SQL Server DBA and the DBA Team Supervisor for Pearson VUE. All opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Pearson VUE.

Archives: March 2014

Friday Followup For March 28, 2014

It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re not doing any real work anyway.

Posts That Were Popular This Week

  • Cheating DBCC To Fix Index Corruption
  • Automated Permissions Auditing With Powershell and T-SQL: Part 1
  • Building The Redneck…

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0 comments, 125 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 28 March 2014

Friday Followup For March 21, 2014

It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re not doing any real work anyway.

Posts That Were Popular This Week

  • Cheating DBCC To Fix Index Corruption
  • Do You Need A Log Recovery Tool?
  • The Phoenix Project: a DBA…

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0 comments, 160 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 21 March 2014

Speaking In Madison At #sqlSatMadison

In just under 2 weeks I’ll be speaking at my first SQL Saturday of 2014. On Saturday, March 29th, I’m on deck in Madison at 9:00am to give my 10 Ways To Abuse T-SQL presentation. Earlier this year I gave a variation of this presentation for Dell – close, but… Read more

0 comments, 114 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 17 March 2014

Friday Followup For March 14, 2014

It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re not doing any real work anyway.

Posts That Were Popular This Week

  • The Phoenix Project: a DBA rises from the ashes
  • Do You Need A Log Recovery Tool?
  • Cheating DBCC…

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0 comments, 155 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 14 March 2014

The Phoenix Project: a DBA rises from the ashes

About a year ago, fellow blogger Thomas LaRock recommended the book The Phoenix Project, claiming that “every business leader and IT professional should read this book”. Since I’m an IT professional (no jokes, please), and I’m supposed to be leading a team, that means me. He also uses the… Read more

1 comments, 1,506 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 10 March 2014

Friday Followup For March 7, 2014

It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re not doing any real work anyway.

Posts That Were Popular This Week

  • Dell Webinar: 10 Ways To Abuse T-SQL
  • Don’t Get Slimed By Bad Parameter Sniffing
  • Winning From Within: a…

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0 comments, 165 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 7 March 2014

Dell Webinar: 10 Ways To Abuse T-SQL

I’m a bit late getting this posted, so to the two of you waiting to see it, I apologize. Back on February 6th, almost a month ago already, I presented my “10 Ways To Abuse T-SQL” session for Dell. Due to my inability to watch the clock, those 10 ways… Read more

0 comments, 1,449 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 2 March 2014