SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

March, 2010


March 29, 2010  11:00 AM

So I was installing SQL 2008 CU6 for SP1 the other day…



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Installation, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008

God that sounds boring doesn't it. Anyway, I was installing SQL 2008 CU 6 for SP 1 the other day and I was greeted with the dreaded "some process is running which will cause your SQL Server to reboot after install" screen.  The app which was running was fshost.exe which is part of the Full Text...

March 25, 2010  11:00 AM

Using Service Broker instead of Replication



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Replication, Service Broker, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2

During my SQL Service Broker sessions I talk about using SQL Service Broker as a replacement for SQL Replication.  But I've never really documented how to do this other than bits and pieces here and there.  So here I'm going to try and spell out how I put a system like this together for an auto...


March 23, 2010  9:44 PM

Plagiarism, Inspiration, and John Dunleavy (Madder and More Pissed Off)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
John Dunleavy, Plagiarism, Twitter

So until just a few minutes ago the problem that everyone had with the blog written by John Dunleavy, who is the owner of SQLTech Consulting, was that he was taking the first part of whitepapers and posting them, with links to the original work, which...


March 23, 2010  6:44 AM

Plagiarism, Inspiration, and John Dunleavy



Posted by: Denny Cherry
John Dunleavy, Plagiarism, Twitter

So tonight there was a rather length discussion about the blog published by John Dunleavy who is the owner of SQLTech Consulting out in Philadelphia. Today's conversation all started when I pointed out...


March 22, 2010  8:13 PM

Giving your Virtual SQL Server direct access to your Storage Array



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Raw Device Mapping, SQL Server, VMware

The biggest performance issue when virtualizing your SQL Server is storage.  One way to fix this is to present storage directly to the virtual machine instead of placing the virtual machines storage within a virtual disk.  In VMware this is done by using a Raw Device Mapping. In a nut shell...


March 22, 2010  6:10 PM

Save an extra $30 off of the cost of the SSWUG vConference! (Redux)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Discount Code, SSWUG, Webcast

So it turns out that the code that I posted last week for discounts to SSWUG as stopped working for some reason.  SSWUG has created a new code for $30 off.  The new code...


March 22, 2010  11:00 AM

SQL Saturday 44 is coming up quickly (#sqlsat44)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL PASS, SQL Saturday

Coming up in April (the 24th to be specific) is SQL Saturday 44, the first SQL Saturday event here in Southern California.  The event will be held in Huntington Beach at Golden West...

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March 18, 2010  10:14 PM

Save an extra $30 off of the cost of the SSWUG vConference!



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Discount Code, SSWUG, Webcast

Were you planning on attending the SSWUG vConference this April 7-9, 2010 but you wanted to save some extra cash in the process?  Have I got the perfect solution for you.  When signing up use VIP code...


March 18, 2010  11:00 AM

Hyper-V v2 has come a long way, but so has VMware



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Hyper-V, VMware

The timing on this post might seam a little strange, but I've been meaning to write this for a while and I finely got a chance to do it. Back when Hyper-V 1.0 was released it wasn't all that great of a product.  It showed some promise, but it really wasn't there.  I had all sorts of people...


March 16, 2010  4:19 AM

EMC and NetApp are having a little fun with each other to help cure cancer



Posted by: Denny Cherry
EMC, NetApp, SQL Server

I read this on the net tonight and thought it was an awesome idea.

A friend and colleague at NetApp let me know they were doing a drive for St. Baldricks – a campaign...


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