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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: December 2018

Running Windows and Linux SQL Containers together

Just for fun I decided to spend Christmas Eve getting Windows and Linux SQL containers running together.

WARNING

This is NOT a production ready solution, in fact I would not even recommend that you try it.
I definitely wouldn’t recommend it on any machine with anything useful on it that…
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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 24 December 2018

Getting SQL Services, Starting, Stopping and Restarting them with dbatools

There was a question in the #dbatools slack channel 

Getting dbatools

dbatools enables you to administer SQL Server with PowerShell. To get it simply open PowerShell run

Install-Module dbatools

You can find more details on the web-site

Finding the Command

To find a command you can use the dbatools command… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 3 December 2018

SQL Server Availability Group FailoverDetection Utility PowerShell Function Improvements – Named Instances, Archiving Data, Speed

In my last post I wrote about a new function for gathering the data and running the FailoverDetection utility by the Tiger Team to analyse availability group failovers. I have updated it following some comments and using it for a day.

Don’t forget the named instances Rob!

Michael Karpenko wrote… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 1 December 2018