Paul Randal Mentor Me?!

Paul Randal recently won the award for “Person You’d Most Like to be Mentored By” in the Tribal Awards, now Paul is offering to mentor 3 men and 3 women for two months. To get a chance of getting mentored by Paul, you simply need to apply by writing a blog post about why you should be considered […]

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T-SQL Tuesday #051: Place Your Bets

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to us by Jason Brimhall.  We are writing about times someone took chances with the databases that the DBAs felt were not worth it.  I am going to talk about taking chances with your backups, our #1 job as DBAs is to have backups. Let’s start with the scenario. […]

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T-SQL Tuesday #44 The Second Chance

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to us by Bradley Ball (blog | @SQLBalls). Bradley asked us to write about Second Chances.  Giving us a chance for us to talk about things we have learned from mistakes we have made.  Over the years we have all made mistakes or wished we would have done something […]

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Query “SQL Server has encountered ? occurrence(s) of I/O requests taking longer than 15 seconds to complete on file” from the Logs

Recently we moved some servers from being physically on local drives to virtual on our SAN.  We started getting Error 833 messages every night during Integrity Checks.  The more servers we added the more messages we got.  I needed a quick way to retrieve these messages from our error logs and considering we cycle the […]

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T-SQL Tuesday #028 – Jack of All Trades, Master of None?

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to us by Argenis Fernandez (blog | @DBArgenis). Argenis is asking if we specialize or not, why we do (or don’t) specialize, and why we feel that’s a good thing. I started out my career as a Jack of All Trades mainly because my first employer was a small […]

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A New Year Means New Resolutions – 2012

I usually do not make resolutions because that seems like you are trying to give up something instead of gaining something.  I would prefer to call them goals that way they can be a list of possible accomplishments instead of potential failures.  For 2012, I decided to record my goals for the New Year and […]

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