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Tim Radney - Database Professional

Tim Radney - Database Professional by Tim Radney I am a Sr DBA for a top 40 US bank. I live in the south eastern US. I have been working with database since 1999 but only full time for the past three years.

Archives: September 2011

SQL Saturday 97 Bound

Truck is loaded up and heading to the airport to make an appearance at SQL Saturday #97 in Austin TX with some awesome speakers.  Wish me luck, when I leave Austin I hope that many more TempDB’s are optimized.


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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 30 September 2011

The power of a shirt

I love wearing all my SQL Saturday speaker shirts.  Here lately the trend has been nice golf or running shirts which look great with a pair of slacks.  Today I work my speaker shirt from SQL Saturday #81 (Birmingham AL).  I was shopping this evening at a local supermarket when… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 30 September 2011

Change Database Owner

This is post is going to be very simple but it is something I come across ever so often and find myself having to look up the syntax most of the time.  I guess it is one of those things that if you don’t use it often enough you don’t… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 28 September 2011

KB2463332 failed to install

This morning I was working on getting all new inherited SQL Servers patched to current levels of service packs when one particular server was failing on patching the database engine itself.  A quick google search revealed articles tips that someone may have deleted the c:\windows\installer contents.  That wasn’t my case. Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 27 September 2011

SQL Saturday 89 has come and gone!

All the planning, stressing, and freaking out about SQL Saturday #89 came to and end this past weekend.  We had a very successful event with 314 attendees, over 30 speakers, lots of volunteers, and some awesome sponsors.  This was the ATL areas 4th SQL Saturday and the largest yet.

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 23 September 2011

Speaking at SQL Saturday 89

With a late cancellation with one of our speakers a hole was opened on our speaker lineup.  I reached out to a couple of the folks we couldn’t originally fit on our schedule but one couldn’t get a cheap enough flight and the other had schedule other plans.  A third… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 14 September 2011

SQL Saturday #97 – Austin TX

The schedule for SQL Saturday 97 has been posted and I was selected to give my “It’s TempDB, Why Should You Care” session.  I am really excited to be speaking in Austin TX.  Wes Brown and crew have put together a great list of sessions that should help bring a… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 8 September 2011

SQL Saturday #89 is 10 days away

I just 10 short days Atlanta GA will be hosting the most stellar lineup of speakers SQL Saturday has ever seen.  There have been lots of chatter about SQL Sat #89 being deemed SQL Rally of Atlanta.  With 485 people registered and 26 currently on the waiting list, we will… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 7 September 2011

When technology works.

Living in the South East has it perks with the abundant rivers, lakes, streams, mountains, and friendly people.  It also has some drawbacks like being within reach of tropical storms, hurricanes, and the abundance of tornados.  This Labor Day was quickly impacted by Tropical Storm Lee who came ashore early… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 5 September 2011

It is not a blame game.

Here is a hypothetical situation.  A dba works for ACME Corp.  Due to what ever reason a change has to be made to a user account within Active Directory that should not create any negative issues for the user account.  Sounds typical right?  The change is made (just happens to… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 1 September 2011