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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: November 2012

PASS Summit 2012 – Networking

I was fortunate to attend my 4th PASS Summit. For the past 4 years I have flown out to Seattle Washington and attended the largest Microsoft SQL Server convention in the world. My first year was all about attending sessions and learning new things. Year two was about attending technical… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 20 November 2012

Instant File Initialization with TDE

If you are using Transparent Data Encryption TDE and have Instant File Initialization turned on, you are not getting the benefits of Instant File Initialization.

Microsoft does not provide many details around the reasoning why but I would have to assume that since data is encrypted at the page level,… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 13 November 2012

Scripting out users

Many of us know the importance of scripting out our users on a regular bases in order to be able to before DR restores more efficiently.  If you are responsible for performing backup and restores or disaster recovery solutions and you do not have a routine to regularly script out… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 2 November 2012

SQL Backup and Recovery

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to write a book for Joes2Pros on a topic that is very important to me. As database professionals, few things are more important than being able to properly backup and recover our data.

I had put together a presentation for user groups… Read more

5 comments, 335 reads

Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 1 November 2012