Monthly Archives: September 2009

  1. Mike’s Rule: Know Thy Data

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    September 30, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    At my former employer, I was hired to do database application support. I spent my first two weeks working with …
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  2. The Where’s Waldo of Red Flags

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    September 30, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    Not that I’m actively looking for a new job, but I like to look at my options once in a …
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  3. Non-DBA skills for DBAs

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    September 30, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    I’ve read a lot of good blog posts about things people look for in a DBA. A lot of those …
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  4. A Deep Breath

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    September 30, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    I started writing The Cranky DBA for a lot of reasons. One of them was to boost my professional exposure. …
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  5. Update on Combine

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    September 29, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    I mentioned change management in a past post. I’ve also mentioned SQL Farms Combine as a tool we used at …
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  6. Where Does the Business Logic Go?

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    September 29, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    A few years ago, when I was at the utility company, we were implementing the new customer management system. This …
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  7. Consolidation Planning

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    September 29, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    Last week, my boss handed me a gift. He asked our network admin and myself what our infrastructure should look …
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  8. Thoughts on Being a DBA

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    September 28, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    I’ve been working as a DBA for about five years now, and here are a few observations I’ve made. These …
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  9. A Time for Change (Management)

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    September 28, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    I’ve said before that I’m a nut for consistency. What I haven’t said yet is that I’m an even bigger …
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  10. Toys and Tools

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    September 25, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

    In some of my blog posts, I mention tools to put in your arsenal. These are things you build yourself. …
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