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What SQL instances are installed on my network?

Find All SQL Server Instances On Your Network! It’s been awhile since a tool has given me that giddy, starstruck feeling but it’s happened this week… If you ever struggle with instance discovery and management, I hope you get excited and try this tool out as well. Bear with me as I walk through it. … Read more

First Computer(s)

So the tagging phenomenon continues. I was tagged by Michelle Ufford (Twitter, Blog) in a meme that was started by Dennis Gobo (Twitter, Blog) asking the question about your first computer(s) and top 3 favorite games. My very first computer at home was the TRS-80 Color Computer 2 That’s right. There isn’t a monitor. You … Read more

Just add a join hint!

When I posted about Empirical Evidence and finding a Troubleshooting Methodology, I talked about implementing a solution just because it seemed to work. This can manifest itself in different ways. Some are alright and harmless (what your shotgun hit happened to be the right fix) and some can be dangerous and hide the real problem. … Read more

Dear Old Self, read these blogs…

I just got back from a New England SQL Server Users Group meeting. Andy Leonard (twitter: @AndyLeonard, blog) gave a great presentation on Change Data Capture and SSIS 2008. At the beginning of this week, I posted about things I wish I knew when I started. I tagged a couple people asking them the question … Read more

Things you know now…

When I wrote about empirical evidence and learning through trying (instead of asking only), I got thinking about things I wish I knew when I was a Junior DBA that I know now. Rather than just keep those thoughts to myself, I figured I would write about them here and tag a couple folks to … Read more

Shrinking is a popular topic…

When I started blogging, my first posts were on shrinking. That’s still a popular search. Why?

Wordle – Tagged

http://thehobt.blogspot.com/2009/01/ive-been-wordled.html

Empirical Evidence

Or how I learned to stop asking so much and start trying… Empirical, as defined by Webster: 1.) originating in or based on observation or experience 2.) relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory 3.)capable of being verified or disproved by observation or experiment. I think empirical thought … Read more

Do you focus too much on your backups???

Have you lost your mind?! What could I possibly mean by that title? I’m a DBA… One of the basic tenets of a DBA is “backup, backup, backup”, right? Well sort of… Far too often I hear people asking questions like “will this setup allow our backups to be fast?”, “how is your backup process … Read more

Old Dog? New Tricks..

Reading a blog this week, I learned quite a few new tips and tricks about SQL Server Management Studio. Incremental Serach (No annoying search window pop-up and searches as you type), replace within files from SSMS!!, Block Selects and Moves for the T-SQL Code formatting OCDers (like me). Check it out and add Aaron to … Read more

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