The Multifunctioning DBA:

June, 2010

June 30, 2010  7:00 PM

More Ranting

Posted by: Colin Smith

About three weeks ago some new hardware came in and the server build team gave it to me, of course it needed SQL Installed Yesterday right. Well this build required SQL Server, SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS to be installed. No big deal I did the install did all of my configuration and handed it to the...

June 30, 2010  10:00 AM

New Toy Part 3

Posted by: Colin Smith
Backups, WHS

So last night I got home and I started playing some more with my new WHS. I played with the backups and it is a very nice feature. I have a netbook that I use when I travel but mostly just for playing around with. I have used it for running OSX, new versions of Windows, and ubuntu, even had it...

June 29, 2010  7:30 PM

New Toy part 2

Posted by: Colin Smith
File Protection, Media Streaming, WHS

So I got in my WHS machine and I set it up. I have not had the time to really dive in to deep yet but so far so good and I love it. I have been able to upgrade the storage to 4 TB with no issue at all. Put the drive in the tray and slide it in. It takes a second but as soon as the light stays on...

June 29, 2010  4:21 PM

Ranting a bit

Posted by: Colin Smith
Lead Time, Planning, Rant, SQL Server

I have four SQL Server installations to get done in the next couple of days. Not that this is a big deal or a task that is to overwhelming but I have to rant a bit. My lead time on these is not much. When my company orders a server, the group needing the server fills out some paperwork that details...

June 27, 2010  2:00 PM

Problems installing SQL

Posted by: Colin Smith
Install, SQL Server

I was asked to remove and re-install SQL Server on a host, this is usually no big deal and something that I can get done in a matter of hours. I can usually install and configure SQL Server to my standards fairly quickly. This was a bit different though. When I logged on to the server I noticed...

June 27, 2010  10:00 AM

New Toy

Posted by: Colin Smith

I just purchased a Windows Home Server Device after much debate over what NAS solution would best fit my needs at home. After looking at multiple devices I found that none of them really seemed to do everything that I wanted and do it all well. After doing a lot of research I did find that a...

June 26, 2010  4:00 PM

More of what I am reading

Posted by: Colin Smith
Books, Learning

I also picked up a more advanced Techical book and I am looking forward to dive into it, but I have not started reading it just yet. This book is

June 26, 2010  8:00 AM

What I am Reading

Posted by: Colin Smith
Books, Learning

I recently picked up a few books and I thought I would mention them here and let you know what I think about them. First I picked upĀ DBA...

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June 25, 2010  7:00 PM

SSPI errors with SQL Server 2005

Posted by: Colin Smith
SPN, SSPI, Troubleshooting

I recently had an issue with a site that was getting some users connected to a few new SQL Server 2005 instances just fine, via ODBC connections, while other users were getting SSPI errors. SSPI usually is indicative of a problem with SPN's and Kerberous Authentication. What was even more strange...

June 25, 2010  4:57 PM

SQL Saturday #47 Postponed

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Saturday #47

That is correct, SQL Saturday #47 has been postponed. This is due to a low number of registered attendes and speakers. I am hopeful that it is only because of the time of year that was chosen for the event. I am hoping that if the event is rescheduled for the early part of the year when it is...

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