Chris

Chris started in computing and I.T. in the mid to late 1990's. After the dust had settled from Y2K, he found himself a bit more focused and working with database servers on the Unix platform. His first exposure to SQL Server was in 2007 and he has been working on that platform ever since. Chris is currently a Sr. SQL Server DBA in more of a DevOps role with a main focus on operational reliability, stability and performance. His specialty is automation. He truly enjoys the days he gets to spend building tools with PowerShell to help his fellow DBA's manage their ever growing SQL Server environment.

Blog Post

Configure SQL Server Agent using SMO

Saw this on twitter and thought I would throw it up on the blog. Easier than responding on twitter.

[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo") | Out-Null;

$SQLServerInstance...

2015-03-24

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Get-DiskSpace

My cheap and dirty PowerShell script for dumping the disk space usage for a Windows machine. It was originally some...

2015-03-24

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My Specialty

So I was reading the following blog post by Brent Ozar and I think it finally hit me right between the...

2015-03-24

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Who is cjsommer?

I’ve been a problem solver as far back as I can remember, always looking for a new challenge. I love...

2015-03-24

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Blogs

MVP No more, But It’s OK

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Embracing Limitations: Finding Strength and Purpose in Hard Times For four years, I was...

A New Word: Fitching

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Copilot in Microsoft Fabric

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Microsoft Copilot is an app that uses AI to help you find information, create content,...

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SQL Saturday Pittsburgh 2024 (#1094) - Call for speakers and other event details

By Jeff Moden

Please see the following link. https://sqlsaturday.com/2024-10-12-sqlsaturday1094/ Note that the "Call for Speakers" is in-progress...

SQL Saturday Pittsburgh 2024 (#1094) - Call for speakers and other event details

By Jeff Moden

Please see the following link. https://sqlsaturday.com/2024-10-12-sqlsaturday1094/ Note that the "Call for Speakers" is in-progress...

what are the software' required for sqlserver dba in laptop to install

By naga.rohitkumar

HI Team, what are the software's required for sqlserver dba in laptop to install...

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Question of the Day

What's Wrong with this Table?

What's wrong with this code and causes an error?

CREATE TABLE Customer
(
    CustomerID INT NULL,
    FirstName NVARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
    LastName NVARCHAR(50) NULL,
    Email NVARCHAR(100) NOT NULL,
CONSTRAINT CustomerPK PRIMARY KEY (CustomerID, LastName)
);


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