SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

March, 2012

March 29, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Server Replication and DR

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Every once and a while people ask me if they should use SQL Server Replication to get data to a DR site.  And typically to them my answer is "probably not".  The reason that I say that is for a couple of reasons. 1. If there are triggers on your tables, replication doesn't have a way to ensure...

March 26, 2012  2:00 PM

Want to know the quickest way to get your recruiting email deleted?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

We all get emails from recruiters.  I know that I'm shocked on a day that I don't get them.  Personally I love reading these emails as they are usually pretty damn funny.  But I'm seeing a very disturbing trend in these emails.  This trend is making job candidates pay to attend out of town job...

March 22, 2012  2:00 PM

How I use sp_whoisactive and sp_who3

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

On occasion I'm asked to come and look into some SQL performance problems on systems.  Normally when I'm doing this the customer doesn't have any third party tools installed and they are actively having problems, and these problems are leading to lost revenue or at least really pissed off...

March 19, 2012  2:00 PM

Windows 8 Boots With No Network

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So I've run into a bit of a strange issue with Windows 8 on my laptop that I wanted to share in case anyone else runs into the same problem.  My basic problem is that about 50% of the time when my laptop boots up into Windows 8 it can't find the network.  I know that the WiFi card is working...

March 15, 2012  2:00 PM

My First Day with Windows 8

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So I've taken the plunge and installed Windows 8 Client Preview on one of my laptops.  The install process was pretty simple and straight forward.  The installer found my WiFi card so I was able to get everything up and running right out of the box.  The next thing to do was to install SQL 2012...

March 15, 2012  3:40 AM

Windows 8 does have a Start Menu, sort of

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Everyone says that Windows 8 doesn't have a start menu, and it's true there's no Start Button on the task bar like in the last several versions of Windows.  However if you press <Windows>+W you'll get a sort of start menu.

March 12, 2012  6:16 PM

SQL Saturday 120 Storage and Virtualization Pre-Con

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Interested in my SQL Bits pre-con, but you just can't make it out to London for SQL Bits?  Have I got a deal for you.  It has just been announced that I will be giving my Storage and Virtualization pre-con at SQL Saturday 120 on March 23rd, 2012. SQL Saturday is bringing you this pre-con for...

March 12, 2012  2:00 PM

AlwaysOn and Error 41006 (and error 41158)

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

When setting up AlwaysOn Availability Groups you may receive Error 41158 which references error 41006 when you attempt to join the the replica to the Availability Group.  What these errors in a nut shell mean is that it ain't going to work with your current configuration. Assuming that you ran...

March 9, 2012  8:00 PM

Still time left to sign up for SQL 2012 training

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Some seats are still available for my SQL Server 2012 class which kicks off March 19th, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.  If you are planning on deploying SQL Server 2012 in the near future this training class is for you.  But don't wait to get signed up.  The...

March 8, 2012  2:00 PM

Less SQL Saturday’s for me this year

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I'm sad to say that I'm going to have to cut back on the number of SQL Saturday's that I'm going to be able to attend this year.  It's not because I don't love PASS, or SQL Saturday, or the attendees as much as I did before, because it's not.  I'm just so busy that I've been royally screwing up...

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