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Archives: November 2010

New Domain - My blog has a new domain name gethynellis.com

About a year ago I started to write a blog, previously to that, for about three years I had been writing a SQL Server themed tips and articles on my website. When I started writing the blog I decided to build it into my existing domain name, that I think… Read more

2 comments, 212 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 28 November 2010

SQLServerPedia – Awards 2010

The results of the SQLServerPedia Awards 2010 are out....I was nominated in two categories and I won the "New to SQLServerPdeia" award. Being nominated was a nice unexpected surprise and winning is unbelievable, it actually ties in nicely with my blog's one Hundredth post and a nice way to finish…

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5 comments, 574 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 10 November 2010

Post 100 – A Year Gone (not quite)!

I wasn’t going to make a special effort for the one hundredth post on my blog, I was intending to let it slip by without much of a mention…But I couldn’t help myself. I have maintained a SQL themed website since 2007 without much luck in term of hits and… Read more

3 comments, 235 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 November 2010

SQL ServerPedia – Blog Awards

I have been catching up on some blog posts and I read a few posts by well known bloggers like Grant Fritchely and Mike Walsh about voting for their posts in the SQLServerPedia blog awards. So I visited the links they provided to have look at what was what… Read more

3 comments, 196 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 November 2010

What’s in a Full Backup?

I got asked a question today that I though was quite interesting. If my backup starts at 6pm and it runs for say 30 minutes what happens to the transactions that occur during the 30 minutes that the backup is running?

The short answer:

All committed transactions that run during… Read more

2 comments, 265 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 November 2010

TSQL2SDAY #12 - Why are DBA Skills Necessary?

WOW this is the 12th TSQL2Sday albeit this month’s is week early because of the PASS summit next week, so these little blog parties have been running for a year now. This month is being hosted by none other than Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) and we are… Read more

2 comments, 206 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 2 November 2010

Movember – Team IPMO

Some friends of mine decided to support the Movember charity this year. I would try and explain what Movember is but the charity website  does a much better job than anything I could put together:

“Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing…

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0 comments, 245 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 1 November 2010