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  • The Database as Intellectual Property

    Every so often, a question shows up on the forums in the form of, “How do I prevent anyone from accessing my database schema, including local administrators and sysadmins in SQL Server?”  I usually laugh a little shake my head when I read a question like this because it demonstrates an complete lack of understanding of the power an ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on May 6, 2010
  • You made it through the Interview, Now What?

    This is somewhat of a continuation post to my previous blog post, “Some thoughts on Interviweing…”.  Now that you survived the interview process, what do you do?  This is a common area of discomfort for people interviewing for  any kind of job, not just positions dealing with SQL Server.  In this post I’d like to focus on a ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on April 12, 2010
  • Some thoughts on interviewing….

    At the beginning of the year I changed jobs, leaving a very stable position where I had the opportunity to learn under an amazing mentor (who happened to be a Oracle DBA and not a SQL DBA), to take on a job that I felt was much more challenging and had better potential for personal as well as professional growth.  I wasn’t necessarily looking ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on March 30, 2010
  • The impossible thing happened...

    Yesterday I got the brilliant idea to format my laptop and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch.I've had a few problem last month, mostly due to upgrading the preinstalled Vista to Windows 7.Said and done, I boldly finished the installation and thought everything was ok. I mean, my email is IMAP so all email are stored at my ISP, all my relevant ...
    Posted to Peter Larsson (Weblog) by Peso on February 3, 2010
  • Invitation to startup meeting for PASS Scania

    PASS Scania is a new PASS chapter in Sweden which will promote the interest, networking and knowledge for professional SQL Server-users such as developers, DBA's and BI-specialist in Skåne. The Chapter also has a business alliance with an existing usergroup SQLUG.   All developers who use SQL Server platform in their work is welcome to ...
    Posted to Peter Larsson (Weblog) by Peso on January 27, 2010
  • Have you got air in your spare tire? (Have you checked your DR/HA plans?)

    This morning I was late to work because as I backed out of the driveway I noticed that my wife's car had a flat tire.  This should be a pretty simple thing to fix, but it turns out that the spare tire was also flat.  This too should have been an easy fix because I have a 60 gallon air compressor standing in the corner of my garage that ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on October 21, 2009
  • Air New Zealand outsourcing problems with IBM Global Services

    Has anyone recently encountered a case of SQL Server being migrated to DB2 on mainframe? Linux or zOS? Whose fault is this? the data center operator? or ANZ for not having functioning ...
    Posted to Joe Chang (Weblog) by jchang on October 12, 2009
  • Good advice can come from anywhere, but so can bad advice!

    In the past I have advocated that when it comes to advice you need to consider its source before you actually use it.  I still believe this today, but recently I got some advice that makes me add a caveat to this statement.  You also need to consider the potential impact of the advice as well.  Some advice can mean the difference ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on October 12, 2009
  • New baby DBA

    Today our son was born. A healthy baby of 4.4 kg (9.8 lbs) and 53 cm (20.9 inches).Both mother and son are well, and spend the night at the safety on the hospital.Water broke 2:45 am this morning and we were admitted to the ward at 4:21. Our son was born without complications at 5:06 am.Big sisters Isabelle (23 months) and Filippa (5.5 yr) are ...
    Posted to Peter Larsson (Weblog) by Peso on October 4, 2009
  • Another use for the Default Trace: Mapping Temporary Tables to Sessions

    Here’s another use for the information captured by the default trace.  Ever wonder what session created the tables that exist in tempdb?  Well you can find it using the default trace and the sys.objects view in tempdb.  Any time an object is created in a database, EventClass 46 (Object:Created) is captured in the trace output of the ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on September 29, 2009
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