SQLskills has an ongoing initiative to blog about basic topics, which we’re calling SQL101. We’re all blogging about things that we often see done incorrectly, technologies used the wrong
The September SQL Server Magazine articles are now available on the web and include my latest feature article on Using Database Repair for Disaster Recovery.
(Look in the Misconceptions blog category for the rest of the month’s posts and check out the 60-page PDF with all the myths and misconceptions
This is a true story, and unfolded over the last few days. It’s deliberately written this way, I’m not trying to be patronizing – just illustrating
For those of you who couldn't make it to a conference this year where I presented my Corruption Survival Techniques session, the folks at TechEd
This blog post explains the demo scripts and databases I've posted to cover all the Corruption Survival Techniques and DBCC CHECKDB sessions I've presented at
(New for 2020: we’ve published a range of SQL Server interview candidate screening assessments with our partner Kandio, so you can avoid hiring an ‘expert’ who
Every so often I’ll see posts on the various data corruption forums discussing causes of corruption. In this post I want to debunk some of
Today I presented my brand new session Surviving Corruption: From Detection to Recovery at TechEd. I had a lot of fun putting together the demos, presenting
(I’m actually on-stage here at TechEd doing the DAT track pre-con with Kimberly – she’s on now until lunch so I’m catching up on forum problems…)
In my previous post on interpreting DBCC CHECKDB output, plus in my DBCC Internals session at TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona yesterday, I mentioned there
Last week at SQL Connections someone said that CHECKDB’s output is ‘useless’. Given that I wrote CHECKDB for SQL Server 2005 I was only mildly
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