Category Archives: SQLServerPedia Syndication

  1. When VMWare HA is Sufficient


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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