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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: January 2019

Getting Parameters Out From a Stored Procedure–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.

One of the lesser used and known features of T-SQL are the output parameters from a stored procedure. I used one of these recently, so I wanted to… Read more

0 comments, 976 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 16 January 2019

Pro SQL Server on Linux- More Installs

As part of my learning goals for 2018, I wanted to work through various books. This is part of my series on Pro SQL Server on Linux from Bob Ward.

After my last post, I decided to try and install the SQL Server 2019 preview version and see how that… Read more

0 comments, 681 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 14 January 2019

Sorting Values in a Column

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.

This was a post that caught my eye, since I’d just written a piece on STRING_SPLIT(). Someone had this data:

DECLARE @Names VARCHAR(8000) = 'Steve, Grant, Kathi,…

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0 comments, 192 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 10 January 2019

Pro SQL Server on Linux–Install

As part of my learning goals for 2018, I wanted to work through various books. This is part of my series on Pro SQL Server on Linux from Bob Ward.

I had an Ubuntu VM setup at home, but it started to flake and eventually stopped responding as a desktop.… Read more

2 comments, 275 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 January 2019

Pro SQL Server on Linux–Getting Started

As part of my learning goals for 2018, I wanted to work through various books. This is part of my series on Pro SQL Server on Linux from Bob Ward.

I purchased Pro SQL Server on Linux and started reading it in December. I’ve been playing with the Linux version… Read more

0 comments, 1,740 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 4 January 2019

A New PiHole in the Sky

Last year I set up a PiHole server on my RaspberryPi to help block some ads and malicious stuff (tracking, malware, etc) on my home network. It’s not perfect, but it’s a layer.

Unfortunately the Raspberry Pi was unstable and would die or lag or restart fairly often. I’d end… Read more

1 comments, 2,213 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 January 2019

Versions and Patches in SQL Monitor

SQL Monitor has grown from a basic alerting system to an amazing product over the years. From it’s early days as SQL Response, where Brad and I weren’t sure this was a good idea to the current version that has two teams and releases change almost every week. In… Read more

0 comments, 211 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 January 2019