Category Archives: SQLServerPedia Syndication

How to check for last SQL Server backup

As a database professional, I get asked to review the health of database environments very often. When I perform these reviews, one of the many checks I perform is reviewing backup history and making sure that the backup plans in … Continue reading

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Recovering the tail end of the transaction log

Knowing a great deal about backup and recovery is key to any DBA’s career. Most of us fully understand the recovery models, recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives. What I have found from speaking at many SQL Saturday’s and … Continue reading

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PASS Elections part two

Tim Ford is running for a seat on the PASS Board of Directors and has my vote. Yes I think we need to have a “TIM” on the Board of Directors. 🙂 I have known Tim for a few years … Continue reading

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PASS Elections

I as well as many others have a decision to make on who I am voting for the PASS Board of Directors. I haven’t made my mind up completely for all the votes I get to cast but one vote … Continue reading

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Get OS Counter Memory Available Mbytes Using TSQL

I have been working recently in making sure that max memory is configured for the hundred plus database servers I support.  In reading numerous books, blog post and attending various talks on memory management people reference the OS memory counter … Continue reading

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Professional Etiquette When Sending Mass Email – Use BCC:

<begin soap box rant> Time and time again I find myself having to email people to remind them about how and when to use BCC when sending out correspondence to a huge group via email. The main rule of thumb … Continue reading

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Cannot create Cluster – the computer X is joined to a cluster

Recently attempting to install a new three node cluster I ran into a new issue. Once I was able to run a successful “Cluster Validation Check” and chose the option to install a new cluster I received a message “The … Continue reading

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Linchpin People Partner

In April 0f 2012 I was fortunate enough to be asked to become Linchpin People LLC’s first ever TeamMate. (blog). I was really cool to become part of a great group of guys like Andy Leonard (blog | twitter), Brian … Continue reading

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Speaking at PASS Summit 2013

PASS Summit 2013 will be my fifth Summit to attend.  I wrote a blog post about how different my fourth Summit experience as from the previous three. Summit 2012 was all about networking and offered my first experience to speak … Continue reading

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SQL Community Speakers – Why We Do It

I started this post over a year ago and have just now come back around to finish it.  Over the years I have been asked about a few misconceptions about speakers for SQL Saturday’s. Over the past several years as … Continue reading

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