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November 13, 2013  2:00 PM

Old Versions of SQL Server On New Hardware Can Be Interesting



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database, Database Administration, DataCenter, Microsoft Windows, Server Hardware, SQL Licensing, SQL Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2

Recently a friend was working on one of his clients SQL Servers and he ran into an interesting problem. The hardware in question was a HP DL 580...

October 30, 2013  2:00 PM

TempDB latch timeouts with lots of RAM



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Blocking, Database Administration, Microsoft CSS, RAM, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, TempDB

Recently I had an interesting problem where the SQL Server 2008 R2 instance would randomly in the middle of...


October 27, 2013  2:00 PM

If you could give an aspiring DBA just one piece of advice what would it be?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database, Database Administration, ITKE grandparent, SQL PASS, SQL Saturday, SQL Server, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014

Probably the best advise that I could someone entering the field of Database Administration would be to keep learning. If you think that you know...


October 17, 2013  1:34 PM

#sqlpass Keynote Day 2



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Durable In Memory Tables, Non-Durable In Memory Tables, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2013, SQL Server, SQL Server 2014, Tables

Today was the 2nd day of the SQL PASS conference, and as always there was a keynote. Todays keynote was by Douglas McDowall who is the VP of...


October 16, 2013  2:00 PM

Replication and VLFs



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database, Replication, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, Storage, System Objects, Transaction Log

Every once in a while you run across a problem that shouldn't be causing people as much problems as it is, yet there it is causing all sorts of problems for long...


October 9, 2013  2:00 PM

Moving the SCCM database



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database Administration, SQL Server

Recently I had to move the SCCM database for a client of mine. I used this


September 25, 2013  9:49 PM

SQL PASS 2013 Webcast Recording



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2013, SQL Server

The SQL PASS 2013 Webcast Recording which I did today is available for download and viewing. It'll be viewable in Windows Media Player. You may need to download and install the GoTo...

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September 25, 2013  2:00 PM

SQL PASS Summit 2013 1st Timers Webcast is TODAY!



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2013, SQL Server

Just a reminder that TODAY is my SQL PASS Summit 1st Times Webcast for the 2013 PASS Summit.  The webcast is at 1pm PST / 4pm EST.  I'll be using GoToMeeting this year, and the URL for the webcast is

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September 18, 2013  2:00 PM

SSL VPNs and Certificates



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Encryption, Security, SQL Server

I end up VPNing into a lot of different companies networks, and the thing that I see that always kills me is when I VPN I'm given an SSL URL to...


September 9, 2013  10:59 PM

SQL PASS 2013 1st Timers Webcast



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2013, SQL Server

It's a little late in coming, but I'm happy to announce that I'll be presenting my SQL PASS 1st Timers webcast for the 3rd year in a row.  The webcast will be via GoToMeeting this year.  The webcast will be on September 25th, 2013 at 1PM PST / 4PM EST.  Just fire up the old web browser at that...


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