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SQL DBA With A Beard

Rob is a SQL Server DBA currently supporting several hundred databases ranging from SQL 2000 to SQL 2012. Rob has a fabulous beard and loves to use Powershell to make his life easier.

Archives: February 2015

Triggering a System Center Configuration Manager deployment task

A slightly different topic today.

Once you have built up knowledge, you become the person that people ask to solve things. This is something I really enjoy, taking a problem and solving it for people and in the process teaching them and enabling them to automate more things.

A colleague… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 18 February 2015

Show AutoGrowth Events with Powershell to CSV

This week I was reading Pinal Daves post about Autogrowth Events


as it happened I had a requirement to make use of the script only a few days later. I was asked to provide the information in a CSV so that the person who required the information could manipulate… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 15 February 2015

Uploading a Source Folder to Azure File Storage

Azure File Storage enables you to present an Azure Storage Account to your IaaS VMs as a share using SMB. You can fid out further details here


Once you have created your Azure File Storage Account and connected your Azure Virtual Machines to it, you may need to upload… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 1 February 2015