I presented for fifty minutes on 27 June 2015, for my first ever SQLSaturday talk. The amount of time I put into that presentation is easily 200 hours, not counting my experience as a college lecturer and high school teacher. Firstly, I had to write the software I presented on. Even until yesterday, three days[…]
Yesterday at SQLSaturday #407 in Vancouver, I announced availability of a free tool to synchronise and restore your SQL Server backups using Azure Blob Storage. It can work alongside your existing backup process, and leverages Ola Hallengren’s Maintenance Solution. More about Azure Blob Storage Sync and Restore. GitHub Page: https://github.com/bornsql/azureblobstoragesync.
On Saturday, 27 June 2015, I will be presenting at SQLSaturday #407 in Vancouver BC. The session is titled “Restoring a SQL Server Database from Azure Blob Storage”. I will be releasing some new content and code at the same time as my talk, which will be available from this site, assuming WordPress plays along.[…]
I have been selected to speak at SQLSaturday #407 in Vancouver, on 27 June 2015. My topic is about restoring SQL Server backups from Azure Blob Storage, and how to make this process easier (and supported on ALL versions of SQL Server). Stay tuned!
Steve Stedman has been running a contest over on his site, the Database Corruption Challenge, which I discovered last week quite by chance through Twitter. Not to brag, but I’ve been the fastest to solve the last two challenges. It has been refreshing to ply my SQLskills training on other people’s corrupt databases, albeit in[…]
This piece was originally written some years ago, and never published. It is a report and analysis of the largest project I had worked on as a developer / DBA up to that point in my career. I have published it here for any of you who are interested. […]
This is the final entry in my #SQLNewBlogger challenge. You can read the previous entries here: Part 1: The Intersection of Art and Science Part 2: The Art of Improvisation Part 3: What Motivates You? One of the biggest challenges in an actor’s life is learning lines. Only some actors are good at it (I[…]
In this, the third part of my series on the intersection of art and science, I hit that crossroad. I can cross over into the creative, art side, where this post has been written, or I can stay on this, the science side, where I have maintenance tasks to run. Both have to be done.[…]
This is the second post in my four part series for the #SQLNewBlogger Challenge. You can read the first part here. On Saturday, 28 March 2015, I moved three servers and various networking equipment from an old custom server cabinet, made of wood with a steel door and plywood backing, to a brand new steel[…]
This is the first post in a series of four, where Ed Leighton-Dick, via Brent Ozar, is proposing that we SQL Server folks participate in the #SQLNewBlogger Challenge. I write a fair number of words on my personal website, and tend to neglect this site. Reading Brent’s post, it occurred to me that I can[…]