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Do You Know What the Settings Should Be?

One of the research areas at the Redgate Foundry is in estate management, trying to better understand how people manage an estate of servers. These could be physical servers you own, VMs in a hosted or cloud situation, or even … Continue reading

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Automation is a Key Skill for the Modern DBA

This month we had T-SQL Tuesday #130, hosted by Elizabeth Noble. Elizabeth and I had some good talks about database development and DevOps last year, and I managed to convince her to host one of the blog parties. I had … Continue reading

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Admin Challenges Across Scale and Time

I’ve never been interested in working on large systems. I know some people relish the challenge, and certainly there is a lot to learn, but I’ve always valued my sleep and time with family. I like getting away from work, … Continue reading

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What’s a Normal SQL Server?

Many of us have worked in environments that have a number of SQL Server instances. Different versions, editions, and mostly different hardware profiles. We deal with different applications and software that places different demands and requirements on our database systems. … Continue reading

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