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What is the Status of the Backups?

In one of my very first posts (http://sqlbadboy.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/what-should-i-be-doing-as-a-dba/), I indicated that one of the DBA’s primary responsibilities is to protect their company’s data by implementing a backup strategy. 877 more words


Setting SQL Alias with PowerShell

PROBLEM: The SQL Servers instances I manage have long cryptic names that are almost impossible to memorize and too many keystrokes to type; besides, I rather use my memory for other things. 209 more words


DBA Certificate

Today my business became even more legal than it already was. My business, “The Art of Kaze Katakage”, has now been officially registered as a business in the USA. Super excited right now! <3


Check in the Box

AKA – one project done.

I had a some time and motivation so the last unit of horse got finished for the Early Achaemenid Persians. 146 more words


#0344 - SQL Server - Missing Configuration Manager on Windows 8

Microsoft SQL Server comes with a very powerful  configuration manager which can be used to manage the SQL Server services and control network visibility and footprint. 197 more words



As most of my regular readers have probably forgotten, I do have an Early Achaemenid Persian army in progress (or sitting getting dusty if honesty is your thing). 475 more words


DBA at CANCON 2015

Greg Kelleher recently dropped me a note with respect to DBA at CANCON and that he will be once again running the DBA competition.

He advises that again DBA will be a 2 day tournament: The 1st day will be restricted to armies from Books 1 and 2, whilst on the 2nd day only armies from Books 3 and 4 will be eligible to be used. 94 more words