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Archives: October 2013

Scaring a Database Near you

Something I have a hard time by-passing is a good R2 unit.  I have R2 units in so many different forms, including a standing R2 cake one year for my birthday.  So when I cam across this R2 unit, I just had to share it.

That is a pumpkin carved… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 31 October 2013

To DBA or Not to DBA…

In my day to day operations I have the opportunity to work with people in various capacities in regards to data.  Sometimes it is in the capacity of a mentor, sometimes in the capacity of a consultant, and sometimes just in the capacity of the dude that fixes the problem. Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 31 October 2013

Summit 2013 – Part the First

While not technically the first day of Summit since the official start is yet to come, here are my thoughts on Sunday and Monday of PASS Summit 2013.

For many of us the week began Sunday evening.  Many, the start was not until Tuesday.  Others still might have started Monday… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 16 October 2013

Carolina Whistle Stops

The SQL Crazy train continues chugging along this month.  The next two whistle stops are back to back in the Carolinas.

The first stop is coming up in just a few short hours.  I will be stopping in for SQL Saturday in Charleston South Carolina.  I have been selected… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 October 2013

Coast to Coast with SQL Saturday

Last month I blogged about the SQL Crazy train making a whistle stop in Providence Rhode Island.  A couple of weeks prior to that, you may have read this article about the Salt Lake City event.

What you have not seen is a recap of either of those… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 October 2013


This month we probably have the easiest topic I have ever seen for a TSQL Tuesday blog party.  That isn’t a slight, but rather is something of a good thing.

This is a very hectic time of year in the SQL Community.  Add the usual stresses of work, family and… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 October 2013

Transaction Log Management

I have had the distinct pleasure of being asked to review a book by RedGate.  The book is by a friend and respected community member Gail Shaw (blog | twitter).  The book is a stairways style book and is titled “SQL Server Transaction Log Management.”


I… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 7 October 2013