SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

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March 23, 2011  2:00 PM

DAS, NAS and SAN oh my.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL University, Storage

In the server world we have three different kinds of storage available.  Today, only two of these can be used with your SQL Server (as long as you want to keep the SQL Server in a supportable configuration).  Your three options are Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and...

March 22, 2011  2:00 PM

Why can’t I just use RAID 10 for everything?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL University, Storage

In a perfect work, you would use RAID 10 for everything.  However we don't work in the perfect world, we have budgets to deal with.  And these budgets mean that we have to make sacrifices at times so we don't get what we want. RAID 10 is very expensive to implement, much more so per gig than...


March 21, 2011  2:00 PM

Expanding local storage with minimal downtime



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL University, Storage

Welcome to the first day of storage week of SQL University.  Over the next week, we'll be covering some different topics, at different levels, but hopefully the information is useful to everyone. One of the big reasons that companies pay for storage arrays is that when it comes to expanding...


March 14, 2011  2:00 PM

Free online classes “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professions”



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Hyper-V, SQL Server, Training, VMware, Webcast

Microsoft is putting on a great free three day online class for VMware professionals that need to learn more about Hyper-V. Day 1 will focus on “Platform” (Hyper-V, virtualization architecture, high availability & clustering)


March 10, 2011  2:05 PM

SQL Excursions launched yesterday.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Server

In case you missed all the talk about SQL Excursions yesterday, I'll recap here since a lot of people read blogs but aren't on Twitter. Yesterday, with great fanfare I announced the launch of SQL Excursions.  You can read all...


March 10, 2011  2:00 PM

Thinking about attending the SSWUG vConference? Sign up now and save $30.00



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Server, SSWUG

If you were planning on attending the SSWUG virtual conference "DB Tech Con" which is happening April 20-22, 2011; and you'd like to save $30.00 of the cost of the conference, have I got a deal for you.  When you sign up using...


March 7, 2011  2:00 PM

Join me and Marathon Technologies as I talk about Consolidation and Virtualization



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Consolidation, SQL Server, Virtualization, Webcast

Join me Wednesday March 9th at 8am Pacific (11am Eastern) as I join Marathon Technologies as I present a webcast titled "Controlling SQL Server Sprawl: The Consolidation Conundrum and Availability Imperative".  During this session I'll be talking about some of...


March 3, 2011  2:00 PM

If you have a SAN RAID 5 LUN for your data and a SAN RAID 10 LUN for your logs, and say a local RAID 1 array for the C drive in the server itself, where do you usually install the SQL Server binaries to?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Storage

In this sort of configuration, which is pretty normal actually, I would but the SQL Server binaries on the C drive. Denny


February 28, 2011  2:00 PM

I’m having a sale on SQL Saturday slide decks, two for the price of one.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Saturday, SQL Server

The last two weekends I've presented at two different SQL Saturday events, so as I'm pretty lazy I'm posting the decks for both weekends in a single blog post. SQL Saturday 47 - Phoenix


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