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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: March 2007

Post Timeouts

Well one problem was solved. Or at least identified.

We've had an issue for a few years where you'd hit the reply button in the forums, then type in a message and when you hit "Post", the session disappeared. Actually I think this happens with the signup page sometimes as…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 31 March 2007

Late Projects

I was talking with Andy Warren, my partner and fellow partner here, today about the Code Camp in Orlando last week. He was down there with Steve McConnell trying to promote our training business and the local user group. So when I got home and saw this thread on late…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 27 March 2007


I was always someone that was ambitious as a kid. For whatever reason, I've been driven most of my life to succeed. Maybe it comes from being fairly poor as a kid. When my parents split, I was about 7, and my brother, I and my Mom lived in a…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 22 March 2007

The Great Migration

We migrated to a new set of servers tonight. Actually am for the Red Gate folks and a late, 11pm-2am night for me. Things went pretty smooth. I disabled the web site to prevent access, then ran diff's of all the databases. We'd moved fulls over earlier, so once these…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 17 March 2007