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For years I have found myself often needing these three pieces of information with regards to SQL Server:When was the last time the server was restarted?When was the last time the SQL instance was restarted?When was the last time the SQL Server wait stats were cleared?If the server itself is restarted, then the...

I have a handful of things to share today. As a DBA it is my nature to be both driven and lazy so instead of three posts I am just going to combine them into one. You're welcome.Here's the first item for you:Recently Grant Fritchey (blog | @gfritchey) wrote an article titled "Be Cautious Offering...

I am truly honored to have received my fifth straight SQL MVP award today.Two years ago I wrote these words and they still ring true today: The past two years have been very good to me as a database professional and I know that a big part of that is because...

Most readers of this blog are likely to be familiar with the term accidental DBA. It is meant to describe someone that ended up in the role of database administration by pure chance. They simply happened to be in the right place at the right time (or right place at the wrong...