Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sizing New Servers

I ran across a post this week from Joe Chang on server sizing. It’s short and talks about some of the issues that you might consider when looking at a single socket v multi-socket systems. What first caught my eye, however, … Continue reading

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The End of 2017

This is it. Today ends 2017 for most of us at work and when we come back on Tuesday, it will be a new year. It’s kind of amazing to think another year has gone by, though it’s been a … Continue reading

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Speaking in 2017

I’m done. No more trips (and no more time) to hit any events this year. As I wrote recently, I’m doing less in 2018, so this review might be quite short next year. In any case, I thought I’d look … Continue reading

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Back From Vacation and Ready To Go

It’s been a good holiday for me. I had a week’s vacation with just my wife, a nice holiday with kids, and a relaxing week where I’m trying to get a few things done. I’ve been away from my home … Continue reading

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The Slow Week

This is usually a very slow week for most organizations. Staff is on vacation, customers aren’t demanding much, and it’s entirely possible if you’re in the office today that you’re a bit grumpy as Monday was Christmas and many of … Continue reading

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Restoring a Copy Only Backup–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. There was a question posted recently at SQLServerCentral about whether a copy only backup could be restore with a … Continue reading

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Back to Work

It seems like it’s been a long time since I wrote any SQL code or did any work. Two weeks ago I was in the UK for SQL in the City, which was a lot of prep work when I … Continue reading

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Holiday

I’m off on vacation this week, enjoying Athens with my wife. I’ll be unlikely to respond to communications during this time. Have a great week and I’ll be back after Christmas.

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Making Choices

I wrote about shutting down some travel for the foreseeable future. Its been a long couple of years for me. If you look at my speaking schedule, I’ve presented at an average of 20+ events for the last few years. This year … Continue reading

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AutoMap in SQL Compare

SQL Compare is a core product from Redgate and I’ve got a series on some of the interesting things I’ve found. Download a trial today if you haven’t tried it. SQL Compare does a great job of trying to help … Continue reading

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