My first TSQL Tuesday post on the new blog is an invite by my friend and sql sister Mickey Stuewe (b|t). It is regarding data modeling practices that are well avoided and how problems rising as a result of bad data models can be fixed. I have several experiences to recount in this regard as… Continue reading TSQL Tuesday #72 – Data Modeling gone wrong
This TSQL Tuesday post hosted by Cathrine Wilhelmson has to do with Monitoring. During my many years as a DBA i have had a fair share of experience with monitoring tools – some of them as listed: 1 Spotlight for SQL Server – great tool for server level monitoring with very cool graphics. What i… Continue reading TSQL Tuesday 66 : Monitoring
This TSQL Tuesday is hosted by my friend Wayne Sheffield. The topic is on ‘giving back’..what do you think you can ‘give back’ to the sql community in the upcoming year? When I was new to this country – I had a friend who was a psychotherapist by profession. Towards the holidays – when everyone… Continue reading TSQL Tuesday #61 – Giving back
This TSQL Tuesday is hosted by my good friend Chris Yates – the topic is on something new learned in the recent past. It is a simple topic but can sometimes be hard to articulate. I am a big believer in an open mind and learning anything new that comes my way – and have… Continue reading TSQL Tuesday #60 – Something new learned..
I decided to resume my effort at consistent blogging again..after more than a year..with this week’s TSQL Tuesday Invite – this invite is by Tracy McGibben and is on ”Heroes”. There are many heroes in the SQL world who have inspired me and continue to. But there are two among them whom I wish to… Continue reading TSQL Tuesday #59 – My hero(es) – The Quiet Achievers
This is in response to Aaron Nelson’s call for T SQL Tuesday – on the subject of Logging. There are many things that come to a DBA’s mind while talking of logging. For this I chose an incident that happened some years ago. I had joined a new job, and the dba who had taken… Continue reading TSQL Tuesday #31: Logging: Case of the Missing LSN
This is my first response to a TSQL Tuesday. There are lot of things in TSQL that can be done to make DBA’s life easier. We have a large collection of scripts. These are some I have used over the years at multiple jobs – there are several more but I don’t particularly want to… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #025 – Invitation to Share Your Tricks