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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: May 2006

The Business Trap

We finally approved the PO for our training center equipment yesterday and along with the order for the tables, we're most of the way there. We went with Dell equipment because it's hard to beat their value, we're familiar and we already have a bunch of Dell servers we've purchased…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 24 May 2006

DR in Processes

The list server here at SQLServerCentral.com has a few quirks, one of which is that it doesn't run as a service. During the upgrade to the latest version the services applet part blew up and I gave up after a few hours trying to get it to work. Part of…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 May 2006

Security Myths

It's funny, but most articles in magazines get lost on my desk. I get quite a few subscriptions and rarely get to many of them since life is so busy. TechNet is one of those, but for some reason I did read through part of it, including the Security Myths…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 May 2006


An interesting post on Database Apprenticeships. I think this is probably something we need in software development more than as DBAs.

The hard part is figuring out who the masters are :)

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 May 2006

How To HIre a DBA

Unfortunatlely I don't have the time to spend on a great post right now, but this has been on my mind lately. The last two weeks I've seen a bunch of articles on hiring, retention, and other employee/career type articles. It's gotten me thinking since that's a topic that I…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 May 2006