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Meat Prices Fall in February

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on February farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 3.1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index up two points and the livestock production index down five points. 317 more words

Commodities & Metals

Speeding up your backups

Last week, I watched the SQLRally session of Pieter Vanhove (Blog | @Pieter_Vanhove), where he talked about Advanced Backup and Restore. He mentioned striped backups (taking a backup of a database, divided over a number of files). 390 more words

SQL Server

DBA 3.0 FAQ Released

Joe Collins has been instrumental in assembling a Frequently Asked Question file to support DBA 3.0. The document was produced by a subset of the DBA revising/development/play test team lead by Bill MacGillivray, Bob Beattie, Doug Melville, Joe Collins, Keith McNelly, and Tom Thomas. 69 more words

DBA

Sql Server : Error Message : DBCC SHRINKDATABASE: File ID 1 of database ID 2 was skipped because the file does not have enough free space to reclaim.

Quick one today:

A few weeks ago, I ran into an interesting error message:

Error Message:

DBCC SHRINKDATABASE: File ID 1 of database ID 2 was skipped because the file does not have enough free space to reclaim. 261 more words
DBA

Death By Awkward Eighth Level

Kathleen and I decided many years ago on the idea that beyond the ultimate seventh level of Hell, there are actually three additional levels. The unheard of Level Eight happens to be my personal favorite. 293 more words

Informal DBA Day this Saturday

As the last Saturday of March, this Saturday will be an informal DBA day. An opportunity to try out your matched pairs from Alton with different opponents or practice for the Staines DBA in April. 8 more words

DBA

Visualizing Statspack "Average Active Sessions" in SQL Developer

This is the second post in my mini-series on leveraging SQL Developer Reports for DBA tasks, today with visualizing Average Active Sessions (AAS). In this article I’ll cover… 1,425 more words

Oracle