David Seis

HA/DR Troubleshooting from a Jr. DBA

Availability groups, Failover Clusters, Log Shipping, and more. These are tools we use to ensure that the data is highly available and disaster recoverable. This post will be the general walkthrough for how to determine what may be going wrong with your HA/DR solution, as well as some general tips and tricks from what we … Read more

SQL Server Migration Considerations from a Jr. DBA

SQL Server migrations are a necessary and expected part of keeping a modern SQL Server deployment. We have worked with many clients on migration projects, and I have organized some considerations for you and your team before, during, and after your SQL Server migration. We recommend working with a SQL server DBA on these kinds … Read more

A Simple SQL Server Security Checklist

This month I am providing a 12-point checklist of scripts to review your server’s current security posture. Use these scripts to get an idea of where you are, so that you can make plans for the places you may want to go. The paradigms of least privilege and defense in depth are important to remember … Read more

A Simple SQL Server Health Checklist

Being part of a consulting team has given me experience with many environments, and part of the work I do every week is to check for the various best practices and monitor server health across over 20 environments. This post condenses the tools that can help and the configurations that are most likely to cause … Read more