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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams has worked for Verizon for 15 years. His primary focus is the SQL Server Engine, high availability, and disaster recovery. Previously he was a Senior Active Directory Architect and designed the company's worldwide Active Directory infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group and is President of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. He also serves as a Regional Mentor for PASS and holds the following certifications: MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCTS MCITP.

SQLSaturday Dallas Precons Community Choice

The North Texas SQL Server User Group Board of Directors has decided to do something a little bit different for selecting Precons for our next SQLSaturday.  The SQLSaturday event will be held on October 3rd with the precons on October 2nd.  We have decided that since it is the community… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 30 July 2015

SQL HA and DR Training in Oklahoma City

I’ll be doing a precon for SQLSaturday #422 in Oklahoma City on August 28th, 2015 titled “Creating a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan” .  If you are in the area or thinking of attending this event, I would love to have you in the class.  We are going to… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 15 July 2015

8 Hours of Free Performance Training

How could you possibly argue with getting 8 straight hours of SQL Server Performance training for FREE?

You can’t!  Go check out the annual Performance Palooza hosted by the Performance Virtual Chapter on July 23rd, 2015.  This is a virtual online event open to the public and it’s absolutely free.… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 14 July 2015

Precon in Columbus OH

I’ll be doing a precon for SQLSaturday #421 in Columbus Ohio on July 10th, 2015 titled “Planning a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan” .  If you are in the area or thinking of attending this event, I would love to have you in the class.  We are going to… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 23 June 2015

Planning a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan in Puerto Rico

I’ll be doing a precon for SQLSaturday #373 in Puerto Rico on May 8th, 2015 titled “Planning a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan” .  If you are in the area or thinking of attending this event, I would love to have you in the class.  We are going to… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 14 April 2015

Planning a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan in Madison, WI

I’ll be doing a precon for SQLSaturday #387 in Madison Wisconsin on April 10th, 2015 titled “Planning a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan” .  If you are in the area or thinking of attending this event, I would love to have you in the class.  We are going to… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 19 March 2015

PASS Summit 2014 Day 2 Keynote Live Blog

We are back in the keynote room with Adam Jorgensen talking to us about the financial state and health of the PASS organization.  It’s currently very healthy with over $1 Million in reserve.

Thomas LaRock is back and thanking those folks who are rolling off the PASS board and have… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 6 November 2014

PASS Summit 2014 Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

This morning I will be live blogging the PASS Summit 2014 Day 1 keynote so those at home can follow one.

Thomas LaRock hits the stage and welcomes everyone to the Summit.  He thanks Microsoft as the makers of the best data platform on the planet along with all the… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 5 November 2014

I’m a SQL Server MVP!

I was just awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP!

I can’t believe Microsoft has chosen me for this award and to be included in such a prestigious program.  There are only a little over 70 SQL Server MVPs in the United States and a little over 350 world wide. Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 1 October 2014

PASS 24HOP AlwaysOn Questions Answered

I presented a session titled “SQL Server AlwaysOn Quickstart” on September 10th for the 24 Hours of PASS event.  You can view the session recording HERE if you missed it.  The session was a preview of the full session I will be presenting at the PASS Summit 2014 this November.… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 30 September 2014

A Bad Day with Backups


I learned a hard lesson when I first started as a DBA.  Although to be honest, it’s not a lesson I should have had to learn (I’ll keep you in suspense).  I work for a large Fortune 100 company and as with many companies our size, there are many processes… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 25 September 2014

SQLSaturday Precon Cost Structure

Many of you may already know that I am a PASS regional mentor for the South Central region of the United States.  My role is to help user group leaders obtain the tools they need to have successful groups and provide an open platform to discuss challenges and successes.  One… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 18 August 2014

HA and DR Precon in Denver

 

I’ll be doing a precon for SQLSaturday #331 in Denver Colorado on September 19th, 2014 titled “A Day of High Availability and Disaster Recovery” .  If you can make it, I would love to have you in the class.  We are going to cover backups, windows clustering, AlwaysOn Failover… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 2 July 2014

HA and DR Precon in Baton Rouge

I’ll be doing a precon for SQLSaturday #324 in Baton Rouge Louisiana on August 1st, 2014 titled “A Day of High Availability and Disaster Recovery” .  If you can make it, I would love to have you in the class.  We are going to cover backups, windows clustering, AlwaysOn Failover… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 30 June 2014

Speaking at PASS Summit 2014

I am excited and humbled to be speaking at the PASS Summit for my second year in a row! There were 943 submissions and only 144 spots, so I am really excited and honored to be a part of the largest and most amazing SQL Server conference in the world.… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 27 June 2014

Kerberos Configuration Manager’s Nasty Bug

The Kerberos Configuration Manager is a really handy tool that can make configuring Kerberos a much easier task, but it’s got a nasty little bug.  Configuring Kerberos can be tricky.  In what way you ask?  Here is a short list of just some of the things you have to consider. Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 17 June 2014

PASS 2014 Nomination Committee

I’m officially on the slate and running for the PASS 2014 Nomination Committee!

Why should you vote for Ryan?

I love the PASS SQL Community and everything it embodies.  I am very involved at the local and regional level.  I know all of the current board members and most of… Read more

10 comments, 207 reads

Posted in Ryan Adams on 2 June 2014

Cannot Failover Nodes Using TempDB on Local Storage

I ran into an interesting issue while installing SQL 2012 SP1 in a failover cluster configuration and utilizing the local TempDB feature.  If you are unfamiliar with the new feature in SQL 2012 that allows you store TempDB on a local drive in a failover cluster you can read more… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 8 May 2014

Local TempDB on SQL 2012

This post has been sitting in the draft folder for way too long, March of last year to be precise.  So although this is no longer new information, it has not been talked about all that much.  I’m talking about the new feature in SQL Server 2012 that allows you… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 11 March 2014

SQL Named Instance – Static Port Overrides with SQL Browser

I ran across an issue that I haven’t seen since SQL 2000 and had almost forgotten about.  Let’s do a quick review of ports in SQL Server.  A default instance of SQL Server uses port 1433.  That’s just the default and you can change it to whatever you want.  Bear… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 3 March 2014

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