Monthly Archives: January 2014

The DBA is Dead

I love seeing articles like this one:┬áThe Database Administrator is Dead. They make me laugh and look back at previous incarnations of the same thought. I think I should save the text of this article, stick it in an appointment … Continue reading

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Branding, Encryption, and Yoga in Cleveland

It’s just under two weeks to SQL Saturday #241 in Cleveland. This will be my second trip of 2014 and I’m doing some planning for the trip. First, Yoga. I practice yoga every week and find it to be a … Continue reading

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Just use Version Control

There are free systems out there. If you have no budget, and want to get started, download one of these: Subversion: http://subversion.tigris.org Git: http://git-scm.com/ Mercurial: http://mercurial.selenic.com/ There are good ones to pay for as well, and some of them have … Continue reading

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Servicing SQL Server in the Future

Service Packs have become the way that many of us patch the various Microsoft products we use. Many administrators find patching to be time consuming and difficult to justify, even for security patches, and as a result, often wait for … Continue reading

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