On the Twelfth Day…

Bacon wrapped frog legs (twelve of them) for Christmas.  No more drumming for these guys!! What could be better than bacon wrapped frog legs?  Oh yeah, more Virtual lab setup. We will delve into setting […]

On the Eleventh Day…

Yesterday we had an introduction into setting up a virtual lab to help the DBA learn and test new technologies while improving his/her own skill set. Today we will continue to discuss the building of […]

On the Tenth Day…

Silver and Gold have a way of really bringing the look and feel of the Christmas season. Silver and Gold also seem to represent something of greater value. We are now into the final three […]

On the Ninth Day…

Creating a custom data collector can be very handy for a DBA.  Especially in times of troubleshooting.  These collectors are also quite useful for trending and analysis.  Consider this a tool in the chest for the poor man.

On the Eighth Day…

Today’s post is merely an illusion.  The illusion being that we have finally stopped talking about the msdb database.  I’ll explain about that later in this post. This should be a good addition to the […]

On the Seventh Day…

So far this series has been a bit of fun.  We have discussed a fair amount of useful things to date.  And here we are only on the seventh day. Today we will be reverting […]

On the Sixth Day…

What better way to kick off the sixth day of pre-Christmas than with six slices of foie-gras?  No animals have been hurt in the making of this post! This could be a pretty festive dish […]

On the Fifth Day…

Today we will have a quick change of pace.  This will be less about maintenance and more about internals. Today’s topic is one of particular interest to me as well.  The topic is a small […]

On the Fourth Day…

We have come to the fourth day in this mini-series.  So far I have laid down some under-carriage maintenance for one of our favorite databases.  That database being the msdb database.  The maintenance discussed so […]

On the Third Day…

Mais Oui! But of course, we must have some french hens for today!  Today we have the third day of pre-Christmas.  And as was mentioned we have more undercarriage work in store. So far we […]