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October 31, 2011  2:00 PM

VMware’s vCenter and SQL Server Database Backups



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, SQL Server, vCenter, VMware

VMware's vCenter system uses SQL Server as it's default database platform.  One thing that needs to be looked into for a lot of VMware installations is the backup setup for the vCenter databases.  Often I find the vCenter databases configured in SIMPLE recovery.  Now this doesn't mean that the...

October 27, 2011  10:20 PM

Learn Storage and Virtualization online



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Hyper-V, SQL Server, SSWUG, Storage, Virtualization, VMware

Now you as a database professional have the chance to earn Storage and Virtualization from home, work, or where ever is convenient for you.  As a partnership with SSWUG.org I've recorded an 11 session class titled "Storage and...

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October 24, 2011  2:00 PM

Working with replication snapshots to large to fit on your distributor



Posted by: Denny Cherry
distrib.exe, Replication, SQL Server

I ran across an interesting problem the other day.  I was setting up replication for a couple of VERY large tables.  These two tables between there are about 553 Gigs in size.  There isn't enough room on the distributor, and there is a slow link between the distribution server and the...


October 4, 2011  7:36 PM

Let have lunch and talk storage



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Birds of a Feather, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, Storage

This year at the SQL PASS summit I'm once again taking a lunch table for the Birds of a Feather lunch on Friday.  And even better than last year I don't have a session that I'm presenting right before lunch so I'll actually be there on time (last year I was like 30 minutes late because of Q&A...


September 22, 2011  7:00 PM

SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 available for pre-order



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Book, Manning, Operation Smile, PASS, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2, Storage

As you may or may not know, the SQL Server MVPs put out a book last year called the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives in which the proceeds of the book went to charity.  The MVPs have done a


September 12, 2011  2:00 PM

Cloud probably isn’t going to be a very good backup solution for you



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, DR, SQL Server

Back on July 19th, there was a blog post that I was pointed to which talked about tossing your backup solution and using cloud for your backup instead.  Basically the points which are made are...


August 22, 2011  2:00 PM

There’s a little something to keep in mind when restoring a SQL replication publisher



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, Replication, Restore Database

So the other day I had to restore the SQL Server replication publisher.  When I restored it I made sure to use the KEEP_REPLICATION option on the restore (also available in the SSMS UI) so replication should come back online.  However when I restarted the log reader I the following error...


August 11, 2011  3:00 PM

My new storage blog on sqlmag.com



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Blog, SQL Server, SQL Server Magazine, Storage, Troubleshooting

I'm very please to tell you all about my new storage blog on sqlmag.com titled "Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems".  On this new blog (there's just the one post for now, but that...


August 8, 2011  2:00 PM

Now is a good time to start planning your 2012 conference schedule.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Dev Connections, EMC World, SQL Excursions, SQL PASS, Tech Ed

The 2011 conference season is starting to come to a close.  There are only a few large conferences left such as VM World, SQL PASS, and Dev Connections.  Many people are currently working with their bosses to get sent to these conferences. However while going through these conversations here's...


August 1, 2011  2:00 PM

SQL Server won’t start due to LUNs being unavailable



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Storage

This question came up on ServerFault a while back and a wanted to expand on the solution more.  The basic problem that the person was having was that the iSCSI disks were taking a long time...


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