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DR Priority

Those of us that act as DBAs or sysadmins for database systems know that DR is a point of emphasis for us. We usually spend plenty of time ensuring backups are working and practicing restores. The automated scripts and processes … Continue reading

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Understanding a Database

I ran across a post that asked a good question, one which I want to ask you today: how do you learn about a database? I’ve run into quite a few databases in my career. Some were third party systems, like Dynamics and JD … Continue reading

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The SQL Twilight Zone

Imagine you’ve just returned from holiday and your data professional world is turned upside down. There’s not a single SQL Server left at work, or maybe there’s no job to work with SQL Server. Now, what do you do? I’m … Continue reading

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Fitting Into RAM

RAM has always been a fairly limited resource in most of the computer systems I’ve worked with in my career. Often there is never enough RAM, and I’d always like more, often to speed up the systems. That has somewhat … Continue reading

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