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February 6, 2013  1:01 AM

My Final Post



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

This is, as the title suggests, my final post here at this site. I have been here for a few years and it has been great. But I feel that it is time to start my own blog site and try to build a bit of a brand all my own. So my new blog is DBYAY.com. This will be a...

November 30, 2012  10:00 PM

SQL Saturday Session Survey



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

I would really like some more people to let me know what I should present on. Please let me know what you would like to hear me talk about if you could come to the event, or if you are coming to the event. I think all the sessions could be fun but I am not sure if it is worth doing all four. They...


November 30, 2012  9:08 PM

Computer inventory



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

Recently I needed to find out what was in all of my memory slots but I am too lazy to shut down my computer and open it up and actually look at what is installed. I found a tool called the Belarc Advisor that will analyze your machine and tell you just what you need to know. And it is free. Check...


November 30, 2012  5:07 PM

PowerShell Versions



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

I ran into a version issue the other day. I have a script that uses import-csv with the -delimiter parameter that was introduced with PowerShell version 2.0. I attempted to run the script on a machine that was running Powershell version 1. This is an issue because the -delimiter parameter does not...


November 30, 2012  4:06 PM

PetSmart Discounts



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

If you read this Blog I consider you a friend. Since you are my friend I will offer you a 15% discount at PetSmart. This is good December 6 - 9 so please go get your pets something nice, or get a new pet. Here is a link. Enjoy.

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November 29, 2012  5:14 AM

Powerball



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

I really never play any lottery, but with the pot being 550 million this time around I threw some money in with some friends at work to see what happens. All I know is that it has been fun to dream about what we all might do with the money. We all say that we would come into work but I am not so...


November 29, 2012  4:30 AM

Delphix Update



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

So I have successfully installed Delphix into a VM using Virtual Box.  I had to bump the memory of the VM up to 4 gigs to get it to install. So now I have three machines. Two Server 2012, one is a DC and a SQL Server, and one is running core edition and SQL Server. I should be all set but now...


November 28, 2012  4:02 AM

SQL Saturday 193 Sessions



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

After posting about what I am thinking about for SQL Saturday 193 sessions, I decided a survey would be a good way to hear what you think. So, if you are going to attend or not, let me know what you would like me to present on as I will be posting slides and any code for you to...


November 28, 2012  2:55 AM

SQL Saturday coming back to Phoenix



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

That is right, SQL Saturday is coming back for the third year to Phoenix. I am again excited for the event and I am sure that I will do my Beginner Powershell for the session and I am thinking about doing a couple others. I might do a next level Powershell for the DBA so that I can dive a bit...


November 7, 2012  10:00 AM

Delphix Demo Rig Update



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database

So I have completed the build of two of my three VM Servers in VirtualBox. I have my domain set up and I even have SQL Server 2012 running on both my GUI edition and my Core edition. More to come on set up issues in another post. I am attempting to get my Delphix image installed and I am running...


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