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42 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To a DBA

42 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To a DBA

As a parent of two soon-to-be-asking-for-the-car-keys tweens, I came across this post the other day and found it struck a chord with me. I’ve gotten the eye-rolls from my daughter for everything on that list by now. My son is younger but I am certain he will also hit a point where everything on that list will earn his(…)

SQL Server Backup Audit

SQL Server Backup Audit

I had a question come up last week from someone that wanted to know a few basic facts about their SQL Server backups for audit purposes. The facts they wanted were straightforward: Who took the backup? When was it taken? Where was it written? Simple questions that are answered with a simple script. As usual, here’s(…)

Get All Endpoints for VMs in an Azure Subscription

Get All Endpoints for VMs in an Azure Subscription

I wrote a post recently about troubleshooting connectivity for endpoints on Microsoft Azure VMs. The day the post went out I was greeted with this tweet: http://t.co/Ww3MyYjwPu right on time context post for me @SQLRockstar tx sir. Need to see on ports for my #linux vms with #mysql running — Shyam Viking (@myluvsql) April 30, 2015(…)

Microsoft Ignite Recap

Microsoft Ignite Recap

Last week was the inaugural Microsoft Ignite conference, or as I like to call it: Microsoft TechEd R2. It took place in Chicago and I was fortunate enough to have my company (SolarWinds) send me to work our booth on the exhibit hall floor. I won’t bother you with a review on what Microsoft needs(…)

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