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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 2018

dbachecks – Configuration Deep Dive

Today is the day that we have announced dbachecks  a PowerShell module enabling you to validate your SQL Instances. You can read more about it here where you can learn how to install it and see some simple use cases

108 Configurations

One of the things I have been talking… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 22 February 2018

Announcing dbachecks – Configurable PowerShell Validation For Your SQL Instances

For the last couple of months members of the dbatools team have been working on a new PowerShell module called dbachecks. This open source PowerShell module will enable you to validate your SQL Instances. Today it is released for you all to start to use

Validate Your SQL Instances?

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10 comments, 2,493 reads

Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 22 February 2018

VS Code – Terminal crashes when formatting script

I love VS Code. I love being able to press ALT + SHIFT + F and format my code.

The Problem

Yesterday all I got when I pressed ALT + SHIFT + F was this

I could reproduce it will. This was very frustrating.

Turning on Verbose Logging

To turn… Read more

0 comments, 418 reads

Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 10 February 2018

How I created PowerShell.cool using Flow, Azure SQL DB, Cognitive Services & PowerBi

Last weekend I was thinking about how to save the tweets for PowerShell Conference Europe. This annual event occurs in Hanover and this year it is on April 17-20, 2018. The agenda has just been released and you can find it on the website http://www.psconf.eu/

I ended up creating an… Read more

1 comments, 625 reads

Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 3 February 2018