Monthly Archives: November 2009

What’s Using Space in Tempdb?

It happens, not often, but I do regularly see people talking about their tempdb growing too large. Often that means that people have not properly sized tempdb to me, but there could be legitimate reasons why it’s grown large. This … Continue reading

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When it rains…

It pours. I come back from 4 days unwired, a bunch of writing done, to a laptop that’s head, a site that won’t take posts, and a ton of email and articles. At least my external HDD reader is reading … Continue reading

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Unwired

I didn’t have Internet access for 4 days while we were in the mountains. Actually I could have purchased it, but for uploading blogs it didn’t seem like a great idea. Plus I’d be tempted to work if I did … Continue reading

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Picking a Branch

Do you know that there are actually two branches of SQL Server 2008 code right now? Actually I would bet there are 3 branches, but we have two publically available branches to choose from: The RTM branch The Service Pack … Continue reading

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Adios

If all goes well, by the time you read this on Thanksgiving I’ll be up in the mountains of Colorado. No SQL Server questions to answer, no editorials to write, no articles to edit. I think I say it often, … Continue reading

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In Charge

I had to run our weekly conference call this week. My boss is out of the office, but he’s been trying to get everyone to participate by having different people run meetings on different weeks. I’m not the best employee … Continue reading

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Cleaning out Tempdb

I saw a post recently about the tempdb being overly large and causing issues for a user. The person was having issues shrinking the files and wasn’t sure what to do. Someone else responded that snapshot isolation might be an … Continue reading

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The Car Update – Prius Sales

I haven’t done a car update in some time, and I’d like to get back to them. Surprisingly quite a few of them provoke some amazing reactions from people. Especially when I talk about my Prius. I don’t think the … Continue reading

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Balancing Time Today v Time Tomorrow

I’ve always thought that you should invest where you can. Make a little effort now that will pay back later, in life and in your job. I read a blog recently from Mike Walsh that talks about making that investment. … Continue reading

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I’m Missing Data

One of the things that I thought about doing after the 2008 PASS Summit was to bring someone along with me as a photographer/videographer that would take lots of pictures and video of the event. I thought about bringing my … Continue reading

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