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Archives: September 2012

An Introduction to SQL Server

There are still seats left on the Learning Tree course – An Introduction to SQL Server event that I will be presenting this coming December in London. Combine some great SQL Server training with the delights of Central London in the run up to Christmas or if you prefer to… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 27 September 2012

Log File Full–Availability Group Database

I run into an interesting issue with an Availability Group database recently. I was running a data load against a database in an Always On Availability group database in SQL Server 2012.  The load was SSIS package migrating data from staging database when the package fell over with the following… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 26 September 2012

SQL Server Virtualization in Sweden

Another date has been added to my schedule for the delivery of 2109 SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation. Come and join me in Stockholm for this three day course starting 9th January 2013. Start the new year with some great SQL Server training 


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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 25 September 2012

@LearningTree: Unlimited Passport

Its not often I publish two blog posts in a single day but this Monday I will make an exception. Late last week I was made aware of a great Learning Tree offer – an unlimted passport that you can purchase that will give you access to an unlimited number of training…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 24 September 2012

SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation

December this year will be a great month for me. I am scheduled to deliver my new Learning Tree course 2109 SQL Server Virtualization and consolidation Hands-On in both  New York and London this December and I’m very much looking forward to both events.

This course runs in New York… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 24 September 2012

SQL Server 2012 Upgrade

SQL Server 2012 has been in RTM since the 1st April 2012. Many of my clients have been evaluating the new product but have not yet migrated their production servers to the new product. This is mainly to with timing and need. Over the next months (up to 12 months)… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 20 September 2012

To the cloud!

This last year or so I have been backing up my important files to cloud. I started using SkyDrive and Windows Live Mesh. This has been great thus far. You get 5GB free and that has been adequate for me needs in the main. You can choose specifically the files… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 19 September 2012

Office 2010 and Windows XP (64 bit)

I wanted to install Microsoft Office 2010 on an old Windows XP (64 bit) laptop. I tried running the setup and I got an error saying that I needed Windows XP SP3. Now in case you didn’t know Windows XP (64 bit) doesn’t have an SP3. SP3 for Windows XP… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 18 September 2012

An Introduction to SQL Server

I will be delivering Learning Tree course 137 SQL Server 2008 a Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction in London this December (18th – 21st).

If you are new to SQL Server and databases in general this is a great course to get you up and running with SQL Server.

It also means… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 17 September 2012

Two Hundred Up

I was working on my blog this last week when I realised I was approaching my 200th blog post on gethynellis.com. I thought this event warranted a post of its own and this is it.

My blog in this guise started back in 2009 but before that I had… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 14 September 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I have spent a lot of time on the road this year with work but over the summer I was able to take a holiday with Mrs Ellis where there was no work involved. At the end of August we got a whole week to ourselves, Mrs E said I… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 13 September 2012

SQL Server Virtualization

This past summer I have been working on a new course for Learning Tree 2109 SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation: Hands-On. Having gone through several projects with my clients  that have involved migrating physical servers to a virtual environment this seemed like a course that could be useful for… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 September 2012

Windows Server 2012


I haven’t paid too much attention to this version of windows yet, but I have just been reading up on some of the Hyper-v improvements in Windows Server 2012. It does seem to have a lot of new features that could be useful for DBA running SQL Server in a… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 September 2012