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The Database Avenger

My name is James Anderson and I am a SQL Server production DBA in the south of the UK. I have been working with databases since 2008. The first RDBMS I worked on was Paradox and I never want to see it again. I quickly moved to using T-SQL in SQL Server 2005. I have worked on every version of the product since. I enjoy query tuning and server optimisation. I detest transactional replication.

Archives: September 2016

ReadyRoll for Database Deployments

This is the 4th post in the series named SQL Server and Continuous Integration. The first 3 posts covered the need for Continuous Integration (CI), the central part that Git (my version control system of choice) plays in the whole process and an easy way to use Git in… Read more

2 comments, 949 reads

Posted in The Database Avenger on 21 September 2016

The Non-Replicated Backup Mystery

I recently configured a backup job to run on the principal server of a mirrored pair. The idea was to backup the files to a local folder and then have DFSR (Distributed File System Replication) replicate the backups to the same path on the mirror server. All the… Read more

2 comments, 1,021 reads

Posted in The Database Avenger on 5 September 2016