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.
You can see the results below Read more
#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
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…
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… Read more
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.
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
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
I’m not working too hard today, so this is just a short post to wish all my readers a very happy and prosperous New Year
Learn more about SQL Server Virtualization on 2013 then enrol on one of these Learning Tree courses
It is Monday today but its no ordinary Monday. Today is New Years Eve, its the end of December and its the last day of the year. This post is looking back at the top 4 popular posts on the blog for December 2012
If you blog and call yourself a blogger then you probably have a pretty full RSS reader. Mine has been added to considerably over the years. Well I signed into my Google reader account today and I realised that there is a lot of blogs that either I don’t read… Read more
Microsoft today announced the latest round of SQL Server Cumulative Updates
SQL Server 2012 CU 5 – You can get more information here
SQL Server 2008 SP2 CU 4 – You can get more information here
SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU10 – You can get more information here
This might… Read more
This is a guest post by David Postlethwaite.
I’ve been wondering how to do this for years. At SQL Bits and SQL Saturday the presenters make the results window disappear with a keyboard click but I could never work it out.
Well today I was working on a query and…
This is a very short post on Christmas Eve to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas!
I’m going to be working very minimally over the Christmas period, I will be online from time to time but I have nothing strenuous that I need to achieve and I will… Read more
As we approach a new year many of you will be looking at your SQL Server Training needs for 2013. During 2012 I was fortunate enough to author another course for Learning Tree – this course focuses on running SQL Server in a virtual environment. It is titled 2109 SQL…
As we approach the end of 2012 – The release year for SQL Server 2012 many of you as we approach 2013 will have version upgrades, hardware refreshed and the real possibility of SQL Server 2012 being run in your production environment. So you might be after some SQL Server…
For those that read my blog regularly you will know that I over the last couple of years I have been able travel quite extensively delivering SQL Server Training with Learning Tree. At the start of December I travelled to New York to deliver more SQL Server Training the course… Read more
I was reading a blog post by Steve Jones on Monday and I started to write a comment on his blog, as it turned out it that comment turned into this post. Now this week is SQL Server disaster recovery week over on sqlservercentral.com so I thought I’d get involved… Read more
Last week I was delivering a SQL Server Training course for learning tree. The course was 2109 SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation: Hands-On. As part of the course the class discussion moved onto the importance tuning your queries ensuring they make efficient use of the servers resources. One of… Read more
I’m going to continue with my series of posts on analysing how well my SQL Server Consulting blog has done in terms of traffic this week, I’m doing this just as a way of document how well or not so well the blog is doing in terms of performance, traffic… Read more