T-SQL Tuesday has come and gone and I missed the boat due to some ongoing work constraints. With that said I liked the topic and wanted to do a separate post as I hated to miss it. Robert Pearl (B|T) was the host for January and I think the topic he chose was spot on … Continue reading A Healthy SQL Server
I remember the day pretty vividly, it was in the summer months and I was as green as green can be coming into the technology field. Walking through the doors to the start of my career I was ready to tackle the world. The training for new hire sessions had already been completed and it … Continue reading Worst Day As A DBA
This past weekend was the KY Derby. All eyes are on this one day of horse racing; celebrities come in to town in what seems to be a whirlwind two days. According to experts over 100 million dollars is pumped into the local economy. I get to see all the hoopla firsthand, and throughout the … Continue reading Trumpet Sounds; Call To Post
This post is part of the SQL Community Project #DBAJumpStart by John Sansom. "If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?" John asked 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question. I share my own thoughts with you below and you can find all our answers … Continue reading If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?
I've often heard the quote "Success is not a journey, but a destination". Over the course of the last few weeks that quote has taken on a life like form in many fashions. To name a few things that have come to light to make this quote a very real thing are the MCM retiring, … Continue reading Success Is Journey Not A……
I can sum up this blog post in two words: The Basics What do you mean? I cannot be the only one in this same boat. There have been times where I, as a DBA, have overcomplicated resolutions when there was simply a very non complex answer. Come on, you know what I'm referring to … Continue reading Back to Basics
It happens every time anyone goes to an amusement park. The one park that sticks out to me is Disneyworld just because I was there on a recent family vacation. You know what I'm talking about - the crazy rides, the masses of people, the running to and fro. Vacation is supposed to be a relaxing time … Continue reading Being Hectic With The Thrill
SQL Training........to a SQL DBA I'm always up for any training to learn new techniques, new features, or new processes. You throw in the word FREE and how can you help not be excited about what PASS has to offer. PASS has recently released their lineup for the free 24 hr SQL training with some … Continue reading 24 Hours of PASS
Over the years I have grown accustomed to watching a show called Holmes Inspection. I enjoy working projects at the house ~ am I good at it, eh some things yes some things no, but nevertheless I do enjoy it. The premise of the show is Mike Holmes goes into these homes in Canada where … Continue reading “Make It Right”
Over my career I have seen many articles on what it takes to be a DBA. I always enjoy reading other viewpoints on the topic; so much so I've wanted to share my mentality on how I attack being a DBA. Every person is different and unique in their own way; however some of the … Continue reading Are you a fit DBA?