Tag Archive | dba

A Healthy SQL Server

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 […]

Worst Day As A DBA

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 […]

Trumpet Sounds; Call To Post

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 […]

If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?

If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?

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 […]

Success Is Journey Not A……

Success Is Journey Not A……

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, […]

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

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 […]

Being Hectic With The Thrill

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 […]