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High Level Steps for Sql Server Cluster Installation

Quick one today:

Surprisingly, we’ve been doing a lot of Sql Server Cluster installations in the last few weeks/months. This is a handy chart, helpful to showcase the steps at a VERY high level. 120 more words


Delegate Logins for SQL Server

One common problem faced by DBAs is the need to grant certain high level permissions to a few users, usually without making them full sysadmins… 749 more words

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Empire Campaign

I’ve been pondering for a while running another campaign and after much consideration I have finally managed to get one underway. I decided the campaign would be heavily based on “Empire” the board game by Phil Sabin. 726 more words


Defense Contractor International Health Insurance

Defense contractors with employees, independent contractors and Third Country Nationals typically have work assignments scattered around the world.  Short-Term and Long-Term International Medical plans are a much needed resource while they are working, training and living abroad. 714 more words



While most things have gone right for me lately, one thing has not; at least not yet.  And if DBA goes any lower it will not have a chance to go right because I’ll stop out below the SMA 200. 52 more words


ORA-00600: with arguments: [12811], [154970]

We encountered this bug on Windows Enterprise Edition.

When dropping a table and you get a ORA-00 600 with arguments: and , you will have to check your application for the following sequence of events: 390 more words


#0377 - SQL Server - Msg 206; Operand Type Clash; Return type of a CASE expression follows datatype precedence

When we were working on a particular SSIS package that was extracting data from a legacy SQL Server database. We kept running into meta-data and datatype mismatch issues on a couple of databases.  478 more words