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The DBA Who Came In From The Cold

I’m Andrew Pruski and I am a SQL Server DBA with 5 years experience in database development and administration.

The online SQL Server community has helped me out immensely throughout my career, whether from providing reference material in blog posts, or answering my (sometimes obscure) questions on forums. So, to try and say thank you, I would like to contribute my own experiences in the hope that they could benefit someone out there.

So here’s my general ramblings and thoughts about working as a SQL Server DBA.

You can find me on twitter @DBAFromTheCold

If you have any feedback on my blog please send me an email to dbafromthecold@gmail.com.

Archives: November 2013

Disaster Recovery Planning

As a SQL Server DBA it is absolutely vital you regularly take backups of the databases you look after. If something goes wrong, a restore is required and there is no (valid) backup, guess who will get the blame? You really don’t want to be sitting in a meeting with… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 26 November 2013

My favourite online references

There is a wealth of information about SQL Server online. Absolutely hundreds of blogs, white papers, editorials, the list goes on and on. Trying to filter out the really useful, accurate (!) information from the not so useful (or just plain wrong) can be tricky. There are conflicting opinions out… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 19 November 2013

My 5 pieces of advice for new DBAs

As my first post, I thought I’d list a few points that I would say to any new DBA. I’ll probably turn each one of these into a post on its own but for now here they are:-

Of all the tasks that you perform, making sure that there… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 7 November 2013