Monthly Archives: August 2012

  1. Cranky Series: Plan for when things go Bump in the Night

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    August 21, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    If I’ve learned anything in my years of working as a technology professional, it’s that telephones work around the clock. …
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  2. Cranky Series: Use Instant File Initialization

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    August 20, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    I hate waiting for anything. ┬áIt must be true that I’ve become an impatient New Englander. Oh, who am I …
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  3. Cranky Series: Master the SQL Agent

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    August 17, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    This photo had the potential to go bad. I almost went with a black leather/latex theme. But then I thought …
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  4. Cranky Series: Consistency is Key

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    August 16, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Welcome to the latest installment of How Not to be a Cranky DBA. I’m really having fun writing these. There …
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  5. Cranky Series: Ask Questions Like an Auditor

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    August 15, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Welcome to my latest installment of How Not to be a Cranky DBA. One of the lessons I learned at …
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  6. Cranky Series: Developers Don’t Touch Production

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    August 14, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Welcome to the Tuesday edition of How Not to be a Cranky DBA. So far, this series has been a …
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  7. Cranky Series: Triggers Don’t Send Mail

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    August 13, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Welcome to the Monday edition of my How Not to be a Cranky DBA series. SQL 2000 wasn’t exactly the …
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  8. Time Conversion for Dummies

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    August 13, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    My team is in three different locations. About half of us are here in Boston. The other half is on …
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  9. Cranky Series: Don’t Enable Autoshrink. Ever.

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    August 10, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    This is the third post in my series How Not to be a Cranky DBA. Autoshrink is bad. Don’t enable …
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  10. Cranky Series: What Makes Mike a Cranky DBA and Why?

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    August 9, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    This is part two of my series on How Not to be a Cranky DBA. DBAs are known to be …
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