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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: December 2011

Increase SQL Server Error Log Files

Recently I learned that you can and probably should increase the number of SQL Server Error logs that your instance of SQL Server maintains.  This is real simple to change.  You can make the change via the GUI with a few simple steps or accomplish it with TSQL.

To make… Read more

5 comments, 2,252 reads

Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 30 December 2011

RedGate SQL Index Manager BETA

I recently attended the first micro training event with Red Gate where Grant Fritchey demonstrated a BETA tool called SQL Index Manager.  This tool is aimed at the accidental DBA or for those like me who are just lazy. 

It is basically a nice GUI to return your index fragmentation… Read more

1 comments, 1,163 reads

Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 29 December 2011

When training is just that good!

I have the privilege of attending SQL Skills Immersion Event week one in Atlanta GA this week.  My expectations were high since it is SQL Skills.  Paul and Kimberly are two of the most respected SQL Server professionals in the business and have quite a few years under their belt… Read more

0 comments, 271 reads

Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 8 December 2011

First Blog Since the PASS Summit

The time following the PASS Summit has been absolutely crazy for me.  Upon returning home I spent some much needed time with my wife and kids and returned to work on Monday.  During my normal lunchtime activity of playing racquetball I sustained a very nasty injury to my eye.  This… Read more

1 comments, 192 reads

Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 8 December 2011