Category Archives: SQLServerPedia Syndication

  1. When VMWare HA is Sufficient

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    February 14, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    My friend Brent Ozar recently posted that VMWare HA isn’t sufficient for SQL Server high availability. I agree to a …
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  2. Yankee Swap Number Generator

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    December 17, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Like many companies, we have a lunch around this time of year where we exchange gifts. In my office, we …
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  3. Evolution of a Presentation

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    November 16, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    When I find myself giving a good presentation, I’m always learning more about the topic and how to tweak it …
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  4. Temporarily Enabling xp_cmdshell

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    October 17, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    I use xp_cmdshell quite a bit in my envrionment. Sometimes I use it from within a script to call BCP …
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  5. Getting it Wrong

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    October 16, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    As a DBA, my greatest asset is my credibility. If my user community and managers don’t trust me, I’ve got …
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  6. Defy the Defaults! #sqlsat171

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    October 6, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Today is SQL Saturday 171 in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. THIS is the SQL Saturday that has had me …
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  7. Manually Removing an MSX Target Server

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    October 4, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Part of my server decomission process is to defect that server from its MSX server. Either that step got skipped …
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  8. Speaker Feedback

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    September 28, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    As someone who doesn’t do presentations professionally, I’ve come to really appreciate feedback from the people who do it for …
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  9. SQL Agent Job Ownership Notification

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    September 27, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    Last week, I was pulled in to help fix a server that had gone south. It was being managed by …
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  10. Finding MSX Target Servers in a Blocked Status

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    September 18, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

    I’m a big fan of using SQL Server Multi-Administration (MSX) tool. It’s a great way to link the SQL Server …
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