I got an email from a user at another company today and he told me about the SQL 2012 upgrade they just finished. And apparently it was a disaster. Here’s the general gist of what happened.
They have a huge app [...]
I just left the healthcare industry for the 2nd time and it’s sad the level of ignornace and superstition that exists around computers… and SQL especially. The entire industry treats computers like big electronic pieces of paper. They print things they can [...]
Ordinarily I don’t jump on these bandwagons and slam something publically like this, but I have no choice. I’m amped up ready for a launch event and I’m in the office so I don’t have access to porn, so I’ll blog-off [...]
This is going to be a short post, but an important one to demonstrate the importance of thinking about what you’re doing. I recently taught a backup tuning session at SQLSaturday 90 in OKC. You can see the session [...]
While I was talking to one of my Jrs today about backups, a .Net guy poked his head around the corner to offer his opinion on the matter. The subject was basically whether everything will be copied over if you do [...]
I just had a nice replication troubleshooting experience I thought I’d share with you guys. I got a call from our app team saying that replication was failing. I looked and the error was a bit unexplainable.
“Column names in each [...]
Well, the site if finally back online. I’m still moving a lot of the content over, but most of the vids are online again.
This whole debacle was caused by GoDaddy. MidnightDBA.com has been up and running for 2yrs and for [...]
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