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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: September 2017

Monday Coffee: Should I learn powershell?

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday’s topic was set by Rob Sewell (b|t) and entitled Let’s all get PoSH

It had a massive response with loads of people writing about how they use powershell to automate tasks in their day to day work.

(Shameless self promotion – I… Read more

0 comments, 111 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 18 September 2017

Friday Reading 2017-09-15

Excited for next week as I’m heading down to Cork to speak at the User Group there. Over 3 years in Ireland and I haven’t been yet, it’s about time.

This week I’ve been reading…

What does this little check box do?
Monica Rathbun (t) explains what checking… Read more

0 comments, 171 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 15 September 2017

Creating Hyper-V VMs with Powershell

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Rob Sewell (b|t) and surprise, surprise, it focuses on Powershell so I thought I’d write a quick post on how I’ve streamlined a pretty much weekly task that I perform, creating VMs.

I’m constantly spinning up VMs and then… Read more

1 comments, 115 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 12 September 2017

Friday Reading 2017-09-08

It’s going to be a fun weekend as it’s SQLSaturday Cambridge tomorrow! Haven’t been to this event before, it looks like it’s kinda big. I’ve got the slot just after lunch so hopefully everyone will manage to stay awake during my presentation

This week I’ve been reading…

Please Don’t Do… Read more

0 comments, 201 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 8 September 2017

Exploring the Kubernetes dashboard in Azure Container Services

Last week I went through how to run SQL Server in Kubernetes on Azure Container Services (ACS)

This week I want to explore the built-in Kubernetes dashboard which is available in ACS by default. (N.B. – You will need to have run through the steps in my last post to… Read more

0 comments, 179 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 6 September 2017

Upcoming speaking events

Back in March I did my first “feature length” presentation at SQL Saturday Iceland

At that point I’d done a few lightening talks and wanted to see if I could move into hour long presentations. I was really nervous doing it but after the first 10 minutes I settled down… Read more

0 comments, 115 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 4 September 2017

Friday Reading 2017-09-01

Going to be a busy few weeks as conference season gets into full swing. Really looking forward to the next couple of months, lots to do and lots of places to visit.

Anyway this week I’ve been reading/watching…

HASSP-2 Has Returned to Earth!
The second launch of the really cool… Read more

0 comments, 140 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 1 September 2017