SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

May, 2012


May 30, 2012  2:00 PM

Time to vote for vmworld 2012 sessions

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

For those that are interested in the VMware product line and the VMworld conference, it is time to begin the community voting for sessions that will be given at VM World 2012 in both San Francisco, CA USA and Barcelona, Spain. You'll need to register...

May 28, 2012  2:00 PM

Know your app when migrating your data

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

One of the projects that I'm working on at the moment is moving a data center from being hosted in Dallas Texas up to New Jersey so that it's closer to the companies corporate office in New York City.  As a part of this data center migration the Microsoft SQL Server databases must be moved to the...


May 28, 2012  2:00 PM

Figuring out how log shipping is doing

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

A lot of the time when doing data center migrations or system migrations I end up using Transaction Log Shipping to get the data from one SQL Server to another.  I do this for a few reasons.

  1. It's reliable.
  2. It's easy to do (I've got plenty of scripts sitting around to...


May 22, 2012  9:00 AM

Still time to sign up for SQLDay 2012 pre-con

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

There is still plenty of time to get signed up for my SQLDay 2012 all day session in Poland this week on Thursday the 24th of May. Below you'll find a description of the session which I'll be teaching.

This session will be a two part session in...


May 21, 2012  2:00 PM

What to do when your Twitter account gets hacked

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

On occasion Twitter accounts get hacked and are used to send out spam to other twitter followers, usually via Direct Message. When your twitter account is taken over there are two different things that you need to do in order to get your account back under your control. The first is pretty...


May 16, 2012  9:16 PM

Time to Register for TechEd pre-cons

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So Microsoft TechEd is quickly approaching. If you wanted to sign up for a pre-con there is still time, and plenty of space left available at both the North America and Europe TechEd pre-cons. These pre-cons are full day long sessions, being presented in this case by Tom LaRock and...


May 16, 2012  2:00 PM

The only good thing about Java is bitching about Java

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So the other day I was having one of those days.  Nothing was going right, systems just didn't want to work correctly, and Java had just pissed me off for the last time.  To put this into perspective Kris took her laptop into the living room to get some stuff done on it so that she wouldn't have...


May 14, 2012  2:00 PM

Be careful which node you install a clustered instance from

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

While installing a clustered SQL Server instance recently I ran across a bit of an annoyance.  When I was going through the SQL Installation process I didn't pay any attention to which node of the cluster currently owned all the disks that I was planning on using for SQL Server.  Because of this...


May 10, 2012  2:00 PM

Presenting is Actually Hard Work

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

As I've been going through the process of getting my slide decks for Tech Ed, SQL Server Day 2012 and SQL Rally I've recome reminded that this whole process of writing presentations is actually pretty hard work.  Writting abstracts and getting them submitted is the easiest part of the entire...


May 7, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL PASS 2012 First Timers Webcast

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

As the SQL PASS 2012 Summit is quickly approaching I'm announcing, well in advance, that I'll be doing a another First Timers webcast.  The web cast won't be for a while, but I wanted to start getting the word out there now.  I'll be giving a repeat of my very popular webcast from last year on...


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