Archives: February 2011
I took the MCM test today, and finished it. I needed the time allotted and it was, well, an experience.
I’m glad it’s done as I have a number of other things to work on. I’ll get results in a few weeks and in the meantime, I’ll get permission to… Read more
At least not completely. There are some functions in SQL Server that are built on the SQL CLR, and even if you have disabled the CLR for user written code, it still loads app domains and functions for system code.
An example of this is the spatial data type. It’s… Read more
I take the MCM test on Friday. I’ve been watching videos and reading white papers and blogs for the last few weeks and I know that I don’t necessarily know enough. To some extent I have an advantage since I test well on multiple choice tests and I have a… Read more
If you have a disaster, and you need to restore to some point in time prior to the last log backup you have, what’s the first thing you should do at this point in time?
Make a full backup, of course.
Actually anytime you complete a restore sequence, you want… Read more
I was looking for a static list of all the T-SQL Tuesday topics and couldn’t find one. The domain moves around to the current hosting blog, so when it was my turn to host it, I made a list just so I could reference what was out there.
After a… Read more
Sometimes, usually when I’m editing video, I see myself do something silly. Today was one of those times, and these two bloopers, kind of a spur of the moment thing while I was recording, came out funny.
My son thought this was pretty funny as well.
Filed under: Blog
It’s that time of the month again, and this month Pat Wright and his SQL Asylum are hosting the T-SQL Tuesday #15 party.
One of the neat features for the SQL Saturday site is that it allows the speakers to upload a deck that is attached to their session. If you go to the schedule after the event, and pick a session you attended, you can get the Powerpoint deck, the code, anything… Read more
In the early days of SQL Server you could not run a log backup while a full backup was running. In fact,you tried to schedule them apart from each other early in my career to prevent collisions. Nothing bad happens, but it does cause failures in your monitoring and those… Read more
I had quite an adventure today, away from work. We had a pipe freeze in the house, a sick kid, and then a plumber call when the pipe broke. All in all, with school closed and kids home, I haven’t gotten much work done. My wife ended up also… Read more
Licensing software is often a more complicated process than I think it should be. Licensing database software seems to be even more difficult to understand, especially when you start to talk about the various high availability (HA) scenarios, virtualized servers, separate machines to process SSIS packages and who knows what… Read more