Cloud Computing, but where’s the ground?

Everyone has seen the meme that the cloud is just someone else’s computer. Or that people don’t understand the cloud. I think either has become too simplistic of an explanation. The fact of the matter is, we all have embraced the cloud in some fashion....

SQL Backup command – STATS keyword

I’m not sure why I hadn’t noticed this before, or why it suddenly seemed like such a novel concept to me, but while I was running a backup command one on SQL I realized what the STATS keyword actually does (red circle below). Then it hit me, it’s the...

T-SQL Tuesday #101: Tools I forgot

The 101st addition to the SQL monthly blog party is being hosted by Jens Vestergaard (b/t). For the topic this month, Jens has asked which tools are essential to our daily job. Or rather, which tools do I depend on as a DBA. Interesting Topic I would love to say I...

SQL Restore: Trust, but Verify…

Son of a … Have you ever noticed how there are those days? You know, where the simple tasks just rear up and bite you square in the ass. Leaving you sitting/standing there thinking to yourself “Well that was really stupid….I can’t believe I didn’t I double...

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