SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

June, 2009

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June 29, 2009  7:37 PM

If I wanted to learn the law, I would have been a lawyer

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So your probably a lot like me, you were a teen who liked to play with computers and you managed to end up in IT.  This is awesome you figured, I play with computers and someone actually pays me for this. During the 90’s life was good, there wasn’t any regulations to deal with, you followed...

June 25, 2009  9:00 AM

Setting VMware memory settings to improve SQL Server Performance

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

There is a VMware setting which you can set which should give you a small but noticeable performance improvement in SQL Server performance when that SQL Server is running within a VMware Virtual Machine.


June 22, 2009  11:00 AM

Here comes SoCal Code Camp

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

SoCal Code Camp is coming up in a couple of weeks now on June 27th and 28th.  I'm presenting 3 sessions solo, and I'm one of a few people doing an IT Pro Pannel to allow Developers to grill some IT Pros to see why we do things the way we...


June 18, 2009  11:00 AM

Chainblogging: Deserted Islands Have WiFi?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I was tagged by Michelle Ufford (@sqlfool on Twitter) to answer the burning question posted by Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 15, 2009  11:00 AM

PASS 2009 here I come

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

The people at the PASS 2009 have made the ultimate mistake.  They've decided to allow me to come and speak at the PASS 2009 Summit this November. Continued »


June 11, 2009  11:00 AM

Who’s been logging into my SQL Server?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Knowing who has been logging into your SQL Server is one of the key things to know about your SQL Server.  It lets you know quite a bit about who’s using your server, and about who’s been trying to break into your SQL Server, and most importantly if they have succeeded. Obviously you can...


June 8, 2009  9:36 AM

I am mrdenny, the killer of Smurfs

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I am mrdenny, and I am the killer of Smurfs. Continued »


June 4, 2009  11:00 AM

Use caution when using an image to setup servers which will be clustered.

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

A lesson that I learned while setting up our new data center for work, is to be careful when setting up your clustered servers. Most of our servers are VMs, including a Windows 2008 Cluster (yeah I know not supported, I'm a rebel damn it and I want a Windows 2008 cluster installed under VMware...


June 1, 2009  1:00 PM

Clean up the backup history

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Something that most people don't release needs a little TLC in SQL Server is the backup history. Every time a database is backed up records are written about it.  Over time this can add up to a lot of useless data floating around the SQL Server in the msdb database. If you like to use the UI...


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