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14 Things Sysadmins Can Learn From an Elf

Last night it occurred to me how many lessons there are in the movie Elf for DBAs and sysadmins in general. So I decided to write a quick holiday post today using quotes from the movie. As always, you're welcome. ...

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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 line of work.The year is...

Enterprise Data World 2015 Recap

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend Enterprise Data World in Washington DC. I was not just at EDW as an attendee, I was also presenting two sessions. Since it was my first EDW that meant I had no idea what to expect either as an attendee or as a presenter. On...

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Presenting This Week: Enterprise Data World

This week I will be attending Enterprise Data World in Washington, DC.I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to present not one but TWO sessions at the premiere data management conference in the world.On Wednesday, April 1st, I will be presenting a session titled "Designing For Performance or How I Learned...

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Changing Default Database File Locations in SQL Server

When you create a database in SQL Server and do not specify a file location for your data and log files SQL Server will rely on the default database file locations as defined in the server properties. You can see these properties for yourself by right-clicking on the instance name...

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Internet of Things: The Data is Coming From Inside the House

It's the classic twist in horror stories from 40 (or more) years ago, back in a time when most homes only had one phone line and the idea of calling your own home was something reserved only for phreakers. Here's a clip of a movie scene from 1974 called "Black...