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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: January 2014

Your own personal space

Somewhere to relax, get away from it all (by all I mean pesky Developers wanting code deployed on a bleeding Friday afternoon) and generally unwind. Your worries seem to drift off until there’s a bang on the door…there’s been an issue in Production and you need to investigate. You heave… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 30 January 2014

Shutting down multiple servers with Powershell

I’ve recently helped a company move their infrastructure to a new data centre. Part of this involved shutting down a large number of virtual development application servers. I don’t often shut down servers (maybe an occasional bounce after patching) so I thought about how I wanted to approach it as… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 9 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a good Xmas, ate too much, drank too much and are still telling yourselves that this year you will stick to your New Year’s resolutions (ha).

I didn’t blog in December because…I moved to Ireland to start a new job. I’ve always wanted… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 2 January 2014