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January 14, 2010  11:00 AM

My professional goals for 2010



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Certifications, Connections, EMC World, Professional Development

It being the new year (ok, so I'm a couple of weeks late) it is time to come up with my professional goals for the new year. Continued »

January 7, 2010  11:00 AM

Not everything needs a public IP address.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SecurityFightClub, Storage

For those of you in bigger shops you can probably ignore this.  If you work in a smaller shop where everything in the datacenter has a public IP, this post is for you.

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December 7, 2009  11:00 AM

What you can and can’t do with SAN replication



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Storage

SAN replication is a very power tool which will let you get real time (or near real time) backups of your database on another location on your storage array, to another storage array at the local site, or to a remote storage array at another site. However like all technologies there are some...


December 3, 2009  11:00 AM

Dual HBAs (or iSCSI ports) should be a requirement for every server



Posted by: Denny Cherry
iSCSI, Storage

Proper network design is very important to ensuring the highest availability between your storage array and your server.  This design is important weither you are using a Fibre Channel SAN or an iSCSI SAN.  The basic design is the same.


November 16, 2009  11:00 AM

Not all multi-pathing software is created equal



Posted by: Denny Cherry
EMC, iSCSI, Storage

Once you've setup a good redundant network design you need to invenst in some goo multi-pathing software to ensure that you are making the most of the...


October 10, 2009  10:58 PM

If you want to keep the data, back it up; even if it’s your cell phone!



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, Cell Phone, Data Loss

Another major data loss is showing that if you want to keep your data, its up to you to back it up.  T-Mobile customers who have a sidekick phone are being told this weekend that they...


October 2, 2009  7:14 PM

Join me on Oct 21st for a Clustering with iSCSI Presentation



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustering, iSCSI, SQL, Starwind, Webcast

All, On October 21st, 2009 at 11am (Pacific) / 2pm (Eastern) I'm going to be presenting a free Webcast on how to setup a Windows 2008 Cluster when using iSCSI.  Additionally I'll be going over some tuning tricks you can use to improve the performance of your iSCSI network.


September 14, 2009  5:24 PM

SQL Server Clustering Guide & Webcast Links



Posted by: Denny Cherry
iSCSI, SQL Server 2008, Starwind, Webcast

A white paper which I wrote for Starwind Software is now available.  The link to register for the webcast (October 21, 2009) has also been

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August 17, 2009  11:33 AM

Learn to use the COPY_ONLY flag for one off backups



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, BACKUP DATABASE

Taking a full backup when doing major database upgrades is a great idea.  However if you are taking differential backups this one off full backup will break the differential backup chain.


August 4, 2009  9:11 PM

SoCal Code Camp – LA #2 has been announced



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Execution Plans, In Person Events, Indexing, SoCal Code Camp, Storage

The SoCal Code Camp website has been reset and is ready for the next Code Camp.  This code camp will be the second camp camp that we are doing up in LA.  This time it is November 21st and 22nd and is being hosted...


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