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March 5, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Saturday 109 Presentation



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL PASS, SQL Saturday, SQL Server, Storage

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of presenting to the great folks at SQL Saturday 109.  I'm pretty sure this was my largest SQL Saturday to date to attend with over 400 people attending the session.  Because of the massive number of great speakers, including MVPs, Microsoft Employees and local...

March 1, 2012  2:00 PM

Init Replication From Backup



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Replication, SQL Server, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2

One of the great features with SQL Replication is the ability to initialize a subscription from backup instead of from a snapshot.  The official use for this is to take a database backup and restore it to a subscriber then replicate any additional changes to the backup. However this technique...


February 27, 2012  2:00 PM

Building a new CoLo – Part 1 of n



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, EMC, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, VMware

So if you follow me on twitter you might have seen this tweet a little while back.

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February 13, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Rally here I come



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL PASS, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

So I think it's been kept pretty quiet so far, as I've been insanely busy the last few weeks, but I am so thrilled to say that I've been picked to present a pre-con at the SQL PASS Rally in Dallas, Texas either on May 8th or May 9th (I haven't been told which day yet).  Either way I can't wait to...


January 9, 2012  7:00 PM

Meme Monday: what is your first blog post?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Denis, Meme Monday, SQL Server, SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server Pro, Storage

As I got tagged by Denis Gobo (@DenisGobo | blog) on his Meme Monday post, here it is.  Denis (I have to try really hard not to put two n's in his name) asked "What is the first blog post you wrote...


December 27, 2011  2:00 PM

Back To Basics: Why isn’t maintenace automatic?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, Backup & recovery, Recovery, SQL Server

One of the questions which I see pop up from time to time (especially when I used to work for a VAR that wrote software for small businesses) is why doesn't SQL Server do the maintenance automatically?  Things like checking for corruption (DBCC CHECKDB), index defragmentation, backups, etc. The...


December 19, 2011  7:36 PM

Look out SQL Bits, here I come!



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Bits, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

That's right, I'm headed out to the SQL Bits conference in London, England.  Apparently I've been on my best behavior this year, because the guys at SQL Bits have even selected me to deliver a pre-con on the Training Day. My...


December 15, 2011  2:00 PM

3rd Party Performance Monitoring Tools & CXPACKET



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Performance, Performance Problems, SQL Server, Storage

There are lots of great 3rd party monitoring tools on the market from a variety of vendors.  I want to start this post by saying up front that I'm not bashing them, or throwing stones.  That said... Some of the time these third party apps don't handle reporting CXPACKET waits very well.  The...


November 21, 2011  2:00 PM

Disk Design for vCenter database



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Performance, SQL Server, Storage, vCenter, VMware

Like all databases the VMware vCenter database needs to have the disks configured properly for best possible performance.  Don't get me wrong, if you've got a very small vCenter database that's only a couple of gigs in size then the disk size isn't all that big of a...


November 17, 2011  11:11 AM

Still time left to sign up for Storage and Virtualization class



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Class, DVD, EMC, IBM, NetApp, SQL Server, SSWUG, Storage, Virtualization, Webcast

My Storage and Virtualization Class, which is available on demand, has started but you can still sign up for this great class and watch all the videos and get all the training to get you up to speed on Enterprise Class Storage...


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