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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 2017

Checking SQL Configuration with Pester & Dbatools

I know, I know, there’s loads of different ways to test the configuration of SQL Server but I’ve started playing around with Pester recently and it’s pretty cool!

The script I’ve written here will use Pester & Dbatools to check all settings in sys.configurations against values stored in a .csv… Read more

0 comments, 1,670 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 29 November 2017

Friday Reading 2017-11-17

Fun week, lots of stuff to organise and prepare for! Whilst I’ve had some downtime I’ve been reading…

Write your first Pester test today
Rob (t) takes us through the steps to write a Pester test (something I’ve been meaning to do for ages)

How To Enlarge Your… Read more

0 comments, 283 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 17 November 2017

Running SQL Server in Kubernetes on Azure Container Services (AKS) II

I’ve previously blogged about running SQL Server in ACS but Microsoft has now released a new version still called Azure Container Services (AKS instead of ACS however) but now specifically tailored to building Kubernetes clusters.

There are some differences to the original ACS (making the process simpler) so let’s run… Read more

10 comments, 948 reads

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

Blogging for four years!

I find it absolutely amazing that I’ve been writing this blog for four years. My first ever post My 5 pieces of advice for new DBAs was published way back in November 2013.

I started out writing one post per month, just on areas that I was working on or… Read more

6 comments, 219 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 13 November 2017