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Five Common Problems with SQL Server


I’ve been working with SQL Server since what seems like forever ++1. The truth is I haven’t been a production DBA in more than 6 years (I work in marketing now, in case you didn’t know). That means I will soon hit a point in …



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Five Must-dos of Database Performance Management


Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he explores database performance management. Databases are complex, multifaceted, and vital to the health of every agency. They are the heart of every data center and arguably one of the most important …



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Six Ways to Protect your Database Backups


I often see forum posts from accidental administrators who want to know how to recover data without a backup. The short answer is, “Now is a good time to work on your resume.” The longer answer is, “Recreate all your data.” But the truth …


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Be Responsive and Responsible


Over the years, I’ve read more than a few articles about the qualities that are found in the best administrators. These articles focus on soft skills, but sometimes will list hard skills as well. In all those years, and in all those articles, I …


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The Future Isn’t in Databases, But in the Data


In the past year I have earned a couple of certificates from the Microsoft Professional Program. One certificate was in Data Science, the other in Big Data. I’m currently working on a third certificate, this one in Artificial Intelligence.   You might be wondering …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 65: Orion Database Maintenance


In this episode, Head Geeks Thomas LaRock and Destiny Bertucci will explore the exciting world of database maintenance for your Orion installations. Back to Video Archive Episode Transcript Hello and welcome to this edition of SolarWinds Lab, where Destiny and I are going to …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 48: The Database Dilemma


Database performance has never exactly been an easy area to troubleshoot, and database storage performance remains one of the more pernicious and troubling aspects of application design. This affects SolarWinds administrators as much as anyone else. How do you know that slow performance is …