Kevin Hill is a career SQL Server DBA living in Dallas, TX. His specialities include HA/DR, Best Practice configuration, Performance tuning and teaching new and accidental DBAs
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TIL: Measure-DbaBackupThroughput

Today’s dbatools command: Measure-DbaBackupThroughput This one’s a smaller command, but that doesn’t mean it’s without use. If you need information on backup speeds (throughput) or early warning of possible...


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TIL: Get-DbaAgentJobHistory

Another blog post, another dbatools command. Today’s command: Get-DbaAgentJobHistory Basic command, gets all the job history info and pipes it to gridview, because there’s a LOT of info here....


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TIL: Get-DbaLastBackup

(This post comes from one of our Junior DBAs – @SQLDork) I’ve been learning dbatools over the past week or so, you can read the previous blog posts here...


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IRL #7: Test Restores and CheckDB

My Pluralsight course for new SQL Server DBAs Problem: My client asked me for a way to automate test restores and CheckDB either ad hoc or on a schedule,...

2020-04-29 (first published: )

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TIL: Restore-DbaDatabase

(This post comes from one of our Junior DBAs – @SQLDork) If you haven’t read it already, i recently wrote a blogpost where i go over Backup-DbaDatabase, you can...


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Data BIts – Episode 3 – Ginger Grant

Trainer and Consultant extraordinaire Ginger Grant stops by to talk Machine Learning, Data Bricks, Certifications, Norwegian pastries and proper chocolate frosting Find Ginger at Desert Isle SQL or on Twitter
The post Data BIts...

2020-04-01 (first published: )

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For this month’s #PGSQLPhriday 014 blogging event, Pavlo Golub has asked a pretty simple...

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In SQL Server, the terms “set-based” and “row-based” refer to different approaches or styles...

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