Monthly Archives: January 2011

SQL Server Recovery–MCM Prep

I always have to think about what happens during the recovery process in SQL Server after a restore. I’ve always known the process as roll forward and roll back, which is how the items are noted in the SQL Serve … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Always the Humans

Today we have an editorial reprinted from Sept 19, 2005 as Steve is on vacation. Zoom in |  Open in new window Most breaches of security, stolen data, etc. are almost always the result of some breakdown in the human factor … Continue reading

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Does It Count?

I wrote a blog recently about downtime and SLAs, and the need to have not only downtime SLAs, but also a data loss SLA. Thanks to Paul Randal (blog | @PaulRandal) for clueing me in to the need for having … Continue reading

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Master Training

As a kid, growing up on Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Saturday afternoon Kung Fu Theater, I always wanted to be a martial arts master. A few years later, being a Jedi Master caught my interest despite the fact that … Continue reading

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A SQL Azure Customer

Not me, though I’m not necessarily against Azure in principle. I had a friend ask me for a SQL Server hosting provider the other day, saying they had built a web front end, and had a web host, but were … Continue reading

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What Not To Say

This article on 8 things your boss doesn’t want to hear made me smile. There are a few phrases listed that I would definitely recommend not using if you want to succeed in your current place of employment. Having managed … Continue reading

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Backing up the log in simple mode

Someone posted a note saying that their backups were really large and slow. So they were trying to manage their backup scheme and ensure some level of recovery.  I was going back and forth, along with others, talking about the … Continue reading

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Sharing Code

It seems that almost every week I encounter some form of plagiarism it the SQL Server community. Whether its from SQLServerCentral or it’s someone else, it seems that I’m either alerting someone or sending my own takedown notice.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Coming to SQL Saturday #60 in Cleveland

It’s just a couple weeks away, on Super Bowl weekend. I can’t believe this is event #60, still in shock that this amazing franchise has grown to large. I’ll be at SQL Saturday #60 in Cleveland on Feb 5, 2011, … Continue reading

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Help Us Help You

Recently I was debating with some people on the quality of abstracts that were submitted to various conferences and events. There was quite a bit of discussion on the way that the summary of a presentation ought to be worded, … Continue reading

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