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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 2010

T-SQL Tuesday – I/O Fallacies

It’s time for the March T-SQL Tuesday and this month Mike Walsh picked the topic. It’s I/O and you can read about his idea on the Straight Path Solutions blog.

I am not really a hardware guy. I like it, and it can be interesting, and in the past… Read more

3 comments, 426 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 March 2010

It’s Like the MVP Summit

I missed the 2010 MVP Summit, which is disappointing. There were a lot of SQL 11 talks and I was looking forward to those. I was also hoping to get together with a lot of MVP friends that I rarely see.
However this weekend in Charlotte, for SQL Saturday #33,…

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4 comments, 405 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 March 2010

Opening Keynote – SQL Saturday #33

I didn’t quite read this, but this was the written part of what I have as the opening keynote for SQL Saturday #33.

Welcome to SQL Saturday #33 here in Charlotte.

My business partner, Andy Warren, has had a ton of ideas over the years. He likes to remind me… Read more

4 comments, 432 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 March 2010

Heading to Charlotte

I think I’ll forever associate Charlotte, NC with my middle son. We were heading back to Denver from Virginia Beach a few years ago after a vacation. Our flight was scheduled to go through Charlotte before heading to Denver. My daughter and my middle son were sitting with me as… Read more

0 comments, 355 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 4 March 2010

Recovering Data and Transactions

Recently I wrote about the disaster recovery issue recently at SQLServerCentral. Someone sent me a note asking why I didn’t set a transaction when doing the INSERT in case I made a mistake.
Two reasons. First, I could undo the inserts since they were simple. I actually had the IDs…

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0 comments, 378 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 March 2010

Volunteering Commitments

When you volunteer, you greatly enrich your life. I saw a post recently from Jason Brimhall talking about the volunteering efforts you can make, and how rewarding they can be. I talk about this as a way to make yourself more marketable, and it can be. You can build skills,… Read more

2 comments, 922 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 March 2010

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