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Haunted SQL

I decided that for Halloween this year it would be fun to tell SQL ghost stories. When I tweeted about it I got a fair amount of positive response so I thought I would make it a party and lay down a few rules.


  • Ghost stories, the type you would tell around a camp fire. But SQL related.
  • The stories can be real or made up.
  • Again, ghost stories, not stories of an obnoxious situation. So “I had a problem & it mysteriously fixed itself” good. “I had a problem and had to spend 24 hours fixing it, it was a real pain” may be a great story, but maybe doesn’t fit this group.

Posting rules

  • Post your story between Oct 25th and Oct 30th.
  • You can post your story as
    • A blog
    • Short set of tweets (like 2 or 3)
    • Or if it’s too long to tweet and you don’t don’t have a blog but you really want to share you can email it to me and I’ll post it for you.
  • Either link your blog post here or tweet about it and include the hash tag #HauntedSQL.
  • I’ll try to get a compiled list out on the 31st (although if I get a good turn out it may be a bit later).

Filed under: Microsoft SQL Server


My name is Kenneth Fisher and I am Senior DBA for a large (multi-national) insurance company. I have been working with databases for over 20 years starting with Clarion and Foxpro. I’ve been working with SQL Server for 12 years but have only really started “studying” the subject for the last 3. I don’t have any real "specialities" but I enjoy trouble shooting and teaching. Thus far I’ve earned by MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCTS Database Administrator 2005, and MCTS Database Developer 2008. I’m currently studying for my MCITP Database Developer 2008 and should start in on the 2012 exams next year. My blog is at www.sqlstudies.com.


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