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Archives: January 2011

Shameless Plug: My First SSC Article Published Today

Please forgive the shameless plug. My first article was published today on sqlservercentral.com. It’s titled “Backup and Housekeeping with Maintenance Plans” Here is a link if you want to read it:


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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 26 January 2011

Ebooks: Deal of the Day

Apress, as I expect you know, publish some really good SQL Server books. Some of which are on the MCM reading list. Each day Apress offer an ebook from it’s catalogue for a bargain basement price of $10 in its Deal of the Day. (About £6.50). If you… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 24 January 2011

My Prize Has Arrived!

Back in November, I was lucky enough to be nominated and then got enough votes to win the New to SQLServerPedia category in the SQLServerPedia.com’s inaugural blogger awards. Quest sent all  those nominated a nice prize pack of notepad, pen, T-shirt and best of all some “BuckyBalls” which was a… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 17 January 2011

Which Process ID is SQL Server running on?

There was an interesting question posted on a forum recently, asking how can you tell which sqlservr.exe process (shown in task manager) is mapped to which specific instance of SQL Server running on a server, if you have a multi-instance server and the account running each separate SQL Service is… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 January 2011