Monthly Archives: October 2010

NxtGenUG Guerrilla tactics review

Last night I attended the NxtGenUG meeting in Cambridge for my first time to see Peter Marriott blog|twitter give his presentation Guerrilla tactics – Performance Testing MS SQL Server Applications and I very much enjoyed myself. I also expected to bump … Continue reading

Posted in Performance, Public Speaking, SQL, SQLServerPedia Syndication | 2 Comments

Use protection to stay available

One of the biggest worries for us grumpy DBAs are the risks which are posed to us due to our reliance on other teams, specialists and technologies in order to maintain a working and efficient SQL Server infrastructure. This was … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Availability, Security, SQLServerPedia Syndication, Windows | 2 Comments

CHK your DSK, ironing out those abnormalities

Ironically not more than a week or so after I emphasised the importance for DBAs to check file system integrity in my recent post Cluster aint misbehavin’, another incident raises it’s ugly head. The post highlighted that file system corruption … Continue reading

Posted in Availability, Backup and Recovery, Error, File-System, Integrity, SQLServerPedia Syndication, Windows