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Archives: January 2013

SQL Server Auto grow

I had a great response to my blog post and poll last week about how DBAs use auto grow. In the main it seems people use auto grow like I do. As a backup but it does not replace proper monitoring or capacity planning.

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 16 January 2013

SQL Server Consulting: Weekly Round-up

The first full week in 2013 has been a a busy week for me with lots of SQL Server consulting and SQL Server writing work on. I haven’t written many blog posts so we have eaten into the scheduled posts a little bit. I like to schedule my posts a…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 January 2013

#SQLSaturdayExeter–Superb SQL Server Event

#SQLSaturday194 is coming to Exeter on the 8th – 9th March.

What is SQL Saturday?  The brain child of Steve Jones, Brain Knight and  Andy Warren, the founders of sqlservercentral.com  the first event took places in the US in back October 2007 and since then has grown… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 11 January 2013

SQL Server Virtualisation and Consolidation

Come and join me in London this March for a 3 day course on SQL Server virtualisation and consolidation.The course will start on Wednesday March 13th

Attending this SQL Server Virtualisation and Consolidation course you will learn how to:

  • Implement SQL Server in a virtual environment
  • Select the appropriate consolidation…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 10 January 2013

Auto grow–On or Off Straw Poll

David Postlethwaite who contributes to this blog regularly sent me an email this morning asking about Database Auto grow.

This was his question

Do you set the database and logs to grow on demand.
Advantage:       Only using expensive shared disk space as required
Disadvantage:   Causes slow database response when the…
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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 January 2013

SQL Server Contracting and Business Network Wales - LinkedIn Groups Updates

I have been doing some work on some LinkedIn groups that I manage and look after over the holidays. There have been two in particular that I have been working on.

SQL Server Contracts – I set this group up in 2009. Its purpose was connect SQL Server Professional and… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 January 2013

SQL Saturday #194 Exeter

I have read much about SQL Saturday’s but I have yet to attend one, that is about to change. I have read much about them but until recently these events were US based and my schedule just never allowed me to make one.

With SQL Saturday #194 taking place in… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 3 January 2013

SQL Server Consulting–New for 2013

Today is the first full work day for me in 2013 and I though I’d use it to write a short post about the consultancy and support offerings that you get from gethynellis.com in 2013.

We have a range of consultancy, training and and support services that you and your… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 2 January 2013