The Multifunctioning DBA:

July, 2009


July 14, 2009  3:53 PM

New Job



Posted by: Colin Smith
Job, Job Market, MSSQL, MSSQL Administration

Last Thursday my company did some layoffs and re-orginization. I survived the layoffs but my job has changed. I am no longer a Database Administrator for a major media company in Phoenix Arizona, but now I am a Database Analyst for a nation wide media company. I am still based in the Phoenix area...

July 13, 2009  5:31 PM

MSSQL Server Renaming Physical Host



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database Administration, MS SQL, MS SQL Server, MSSQL

Recently I had a server that hosts a MSSQL 2005 SQL Server named instance and the Windows group decided that the name of the server had to be changed. I thought that this may cuase an issue since the MSSQL Server name is 'hostname\instancename'. I did a bit of research and found that a solution is...


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