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The Voice of the DBA

Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Archives: July 2005

Job Satisfaction

Interesting post by Andy Leonard.

I'll add in my two cents that you should seek happiness and satisfaction in your job. I totally understand that people get caught in situations, have responsbilities, obligations, and financial reasons for taking or keeping a job, but that should be a short term…

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0 comments, 520 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 July 2005

Done and Out

for a week. I'm leaving for vacation and leaving SQLServerCentral.com in the capable hands of Andy. He'll be sending out some canned editorials as he's pretty busy at work, may be some interesting articles coming our way soon, so if things don't appear, it's his fault :)

Actually things should…

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0 comments, 506 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 July 2005

Memory Leak

A couple of days ago I noticed that the index rebuild for the search engine was failing at night. In line with that, a few people reported getting some errors about the engine running out of memory when searching for things. As usual, I could not duplicate their results, but…

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0 comments, 561 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 14 July 2005

Reboot

Apologies, a minor reboot of the db server this morning. Somewhere we're leaking memory, more details later, so I had to reboot.


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0 comments, 576 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 14 July 2005

RunAs

When I started working at JD Edwards, I was a corporate administrator on the windows network. Since the DBAs were a part of this group, we had domain admin privleges to accomplish all work necessary. But we didn't just get domain admins rights on our accounts, we had a separate…

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0 comments, 564 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 July 2005

It's always something

As Phill posts in his blog, we've had a couple interesting threads in the forums where the respect and tolerance level has been a little low. My last post shows me getting annoyed with an emailer and the same thing happens in the forums.

For the most part, people seem…

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0 comments, 514 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 July 2005

This is lovely

I got a note that someone thought they shouldn't have to register on the site and get a newsletter to read posts. I explained, or I thought I did that there's a cost and that we do not send out SPAM since it's not unsolicitied. Here's what I get back:

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1 comments, 515 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 July 2005

What Is Really Interesting?

When I wrote the editorial for today on A Humbling Experience, I was sure that it would generate a bunch of feedback and reads. Instead, as of 10:00am MST, when there are often 2-3, sometimes 10 posts, there are none. And only 16 reads!!! Probably 6 of those are…

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0 comments, 531 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 July 2005

Interviewing a DBA

Andy and I had an interesting question on this today. He's trying to hire a DBA and he had his first phone interview with a guy that supposedly had 10 years of experience. One of the first questions was asking about a table with 3 columns, two of which were…

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3 comments, 609 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 July 2005