Be Wary of Windows Firewall

I ran into an issue last week when I was working on upgrading a SQL2014 AG to SQL2019. Nothing went wrong with the actual SQL upgrade, however, post-upgrade I ran into some headaches. Turns out Windows Firewall can bite you in the ass on an upgrade. The reason for the...

Restore to a point in time

This week I had to do a point in time restore for an entire instance. The instance had approx 25 databases on it, and all of them had to be replaced to get the information we needed. As this was on a SQL Availability Group, we are backing up the logs every 15 minutes....

DBATools

I don’t know why I am slow to take up new tools, but I am. I recently, like back in December, began working with DBATools. In case you’re not familiar, DBATools is a powershell module assembled by the community over at DBATools.io. This module, oh this...

Just fix it

Kids, it’s 2020. That it means it way past the time to kick the can down the road. Most of us in IT have been around long enough to see us shift from a centralized CPU (mainframes) to decentralized (client/server) architectures back to a centralized approach...

I’ve been busy…

I doubt anyone has noticed, or really frequents this blog for much. Maybe a few people swing through to grab saved links, and that’s okay. This blog is mainly for me anyway as a place to take notes and save resources so I can find them fast. So maybe this post...

Well Bye……Google

I’ve been in IT a long time, coming up on 20 years. When I begin Yahoo was a titan, Excite was still around, and I felt snobbish with Ask Jeeves (they had a butler as a logo….hence the snobbish feel…) but the search engine that I ended up gravitating...