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Troubleshooting

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Good one from a new author. Keep it up.



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Nice job Mike. Sometimes we think we are doing things in order, but it really is a shotgun approach. This can help us have a plan.



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Great article, this is perhaps the worst offense I see in day to day work, a missing or unclear plan that results in misguided or no actual progress.

Thanks!

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Nice approach list w00t

The "Remain Calm / Keep your head cool / Keep on breathing" should actually be put after every major point.
In case of urgency, that is vital !

Last point to add: Lose the stress / have a pint / enter the cool down area Hehe

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Great article, thanks very much!
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Thanks for the comments thus far Smile I have to admit I got scared (but remained calm and handled it in an orderly fahsion ;-) ) when I saw all of the comment alerts pop up on the phone's mail client.

To the comments about the importance of remaining calm, a great piece of advice I received and neglected to put into the article fits here. It was a Paramedic class instructor and he said that paramedics need to be like ducks. If you ever watch the duck on the water, they are in control, just sitting there calmly and slowly moving where they need to. Look under the water and they are paddling feverishly. In other words, don't be slow but don't be hustled and rush either. Sometimes when we troubleshoot an issue we need to move quickly but quickly doesn't mean so fast that we lose all control and all appearance of control and start doing stupid things.

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Fantastic article. All too often we find ourselves thrown into panic mode when a major event happens, especially when it's the busiest part of the day. This is usually exacerbated by the CIO spewing "We're losing 10,000 dollars a minute while this is down!" or something similar, trying to shock the DBA into fast action. I wish more tech managers/leaders understood the point Mike is making with this article.

One minor grammatical bug: "You arrive on seen" should read: "You arrive on scene".
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Great Article, Since most DBA's responsiblity is supporting\troubleshooting such a complex product like SQL server you have highlighted a good methodology and approach to problem solving, Thanks ! ;-)



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Excellent article Mike!

I really like your writing style, and you have some cool things to say. Troubleshooting is about as scientific as our jobs get and I appreciate your application of the scientific method.

:{> Andy

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