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Lost Data

DBAs get paid for performance but we keep our jobs with recovery.Being able to recover data is the most important job function you have as a DBA.  If you can't recover your data because database backups are missing, or corrupt, then you should consider a new...

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101 Things I Wish You Knew About SQL Server

Last week I was visiting the SolarWinds home office in Austin and hanging with my fellow Head Geeks. Our conversations often cover a wide range of topics and at times even turn into teaching lessons for each other. I get to learn about networks, storage,...

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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...

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On Friction

Friction.It's all around us. You might say friction is what makes the world go 'round. A constant battle between irresistible forces meeting immovable objects. In the end, something gives.Here in New England we see examples of friction each winter in the form of ice dams...