Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hanging with an Inspiration

A long, long time ago, in a state far away, I started writing about technology. At the time, in the late 90s, I was looking to share some of my knowledge, and hopefully advance my career along. It was intimidating … Continue reading

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The Chance of Failure

I’ve always worked on the notion that my hardware rarely fails, and while I protect it with backups RAID, etc., I don’t expect failures. That seems to be how most of the RDBMSes are structured, with this idea that things … Continue reading

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Dude, where’s my memory?

A session I have wanted to see. Marciej Pilecki has done this before with high ratings and I have missed until today He starts with a description of how memory is allocated in the 32 and 64 bit systems. One … Continue reading

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Brad McGehee talking about tempdb issues

Brad presented a session that tries to help you identify and fix tempdb problems. Performance monitor is your friend. the local disks, avg read and write counters should help you determine if I/O is an issue. Watch for systems where … Continue reading

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