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Sybase


February 5, 2009  5:06 PM

Sybase 15 Driver Q and A



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, DBA, Sybase

From my post http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/dba/sybase-15-upgrade-project/ about my company migrating one instance to ASE 15 I had the following Question as a comment.

January 22, 2009  5:24 PM

Putty Connection Manager Tool



Posted by: Colin Smith
Linux, Oracle, Sybase, Unix

If you are working in Unix or Linux you are most likely using some tool to connect via ssh to that server for your session. Putty is a free tool that manages this very nicely. Many of you are already using Putty I am sure. If you are I did find a Putty Connection Manager that is really very nice....


December 26, 2008  6:15 PM

Sybase DBCC



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, Sybase

Sybase DBCC or Database Consistency Checks. This was something that was talked about in my training class and so I thought I would implement this when I got back to work. I mentioned it to my team and they both said that I sounded just like them when they got back from class and they laughed a...


December 26, 2008  6:14 PM

Sybase DBCC



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, Sybase

Sybase DBCC or Database Consistency Checks. This was something that was talked about in my training class and so I thought I would implement this when I got back to work. I mentioned it to my team and they both said that I sounded just like them when they got back from class and they laughed a...


December 26, 2008  5:59 PM

Sybase Training Day 5



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, Sybase

Sorry that I have not done this entry yet. I have been busy with the holidays and my wife just graduated from ASU. I am back now and should be getting back to a more regular schedule. So I have touched on the first 4 days of training and it was a five day class. The last day of class was very...


December 10, 2008  10:26 PM

Sybase Training Day 4



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, Sybase

Day 4 of training was really all about backup and restore. This was a good class and I learned a lot about why my company does some of the things that they do. I knew how to do a Database dump and a Database load, but I did learn a lot and found a couple things to be very...


December 10, 2008  10:12 PM

Sybase 15 Upgrade Project



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, Sybase

My company is in the process of testing Sybase 15 with one of our homegrown apps. Since I am the new guy on the DBA team this project got dumped on me. This is OK by me since I think it is a great opportunity to learn some new things and I have. Anyway, I went through and found out everything...


December 10, 2008  12:16 AM

Sybase Training Day 3



Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, Sybase

In day 3 we covered another 5 sections so once again I am just going to go over what I found to be the most interesting. I would say that I have two things in day 3 that I found to be very cool. First is permissions and how they work in Sybase. So first you have to have a login to the server....


December 5, 2008  10:03 PM

Sybase Training Day 2



Posted by: Colin Smith
Sybase

Sybase ASE Database Administration training class day 2 was a busy day and we again covered 5 chapters. We covered Database Devices, Creating Databases, Disk resource strategies, Auto Expansion, and finally the big one TempDB. I am not going to go into too much detail about these as I think you...


December 2, 2008  3:10 AM

Sybase Training Day 1



Posted by: Colin Smith
Sybase

Today was my first day of class and it was a good day of class. I arrived at the Sybase Training facility this morning, found the class and saw the student list and only three students are registered for the class. Only two of us showed up though. I found this ironic because the person that did...


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