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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: August 2018

Taking the Linux plunge – Update

It’s been a couple of weeks now since I took the plunge and bought myself a Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 16.04.

And to be honest, so far so good! The machine itself is absolutely fantastic and apart from one issue now resolved, Ubuntu has been great to use. I… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 10 August 2018

SSL Provider error 31 when connecting to SQL in a docker container

I recently bought a Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 16.04 and ran into an issue when connecting SQL Operations Studio (version 0.31.4) to SQL 2017 CU9 running in a docker container. Other people seem to encountering this issue as well so am posting it so that it may be of… Read more

0 comments, 217 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 6 August 2018

Evening or morning poll results!

And the results of the poll are in!

Evening just scraping it! So there’s a pretty even mix out there, interesting. Thanks to all who voted, was good fun reading all the comments on twitter.

A lot of morning voters said that they used to be evening people but have… Read more

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Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 3 August 2018