Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years’ experience in IT including time spent in support and development. Grant has worked with SQL Server since version 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. Grant has authored books for Apress and Simple-Talk, and joined Red Gate as a Product Advocate in January 2011. Find Grant on Twitter @GFritchey or on his blog as the Scary DBA.

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Thank You Tim!

Ah, Tim Ford. I remember the time we were sitting at Ruth Kriss Steakhouse trying to figure out which of the two of us was the dumbest person in...

2022-08-12 (first published: )

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Thank You Andy!

I remember going into Andy Leonard’s session at PASS Summit in Denver. I’m not going to lie, it was kind of sparsely attended, so I got to sit up...


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Thank You Wendy!

I honestly don’t know when or how I met Wendy Pastrick, but I’m so happy I did. Wendy and I have been friends for a very long time. Thank...


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Redgate Software has a policy wherein every 5 years, employees receive a 6-week paid sabbatical. Well, I’m up to year 11 (I skipped a year my first time), so...


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Time To Recharge

Redgate is a great place to work for a lot of reasons. One of those has come up for me. It's time for my sabbatical. Every five years we get six weeks paid leave. Mine starts Monday. I'll still be clearing out my email (the thought of six weeks worth gives me horrors), and I'll […]


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My Toolbox - Greenshot


Foreword A picture is worth a thousand words. I use screenshots daily, whether it’s to...

Daily Coping 11 Aug 2022


I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to...

Using DBCC CLONEDATABASE to create a schema only copy of your database.


DBCC CLONEDATABASE is one of those features that I don’t use often but it’s...

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