Patrick Flynn Interview – Database Corruption Challenge

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After 10 weeks (or almost weekly) of corrupt databases, missing data and a challenging competition the Database Corruption Challenge finally comes to an end. As part of the last week of the challenge I created a short blog interview for the participants. This interview is Patrick Flynn.

Patrick placed in third with a 3 way tie for third overall in the the Database Corruption Challenge scoring 21 points.

Here are the overall statistics for Patrick in the Database Corruption Challenge

Patrick Flynn Interview

What compelled you to want to participate in the Database Corruption Challenge?

Patrick: I came across the Database Corruption Challenge while I was stuck at home recovering from badly injuring my foot. I initially began participating to help pass time while I was recovering but then got interested in the opportunity to learn more about internals of SQL Server.

What did you find the most interesting in the Database Corruption Challenge?

Patrick: The opportunity to do a deep dive into the internal structures of SQL Server. Also seeing some of the alternative approaches used

What did you learn in the Database Corruption Challenge?

Patrick: I gained a much greater understanding of DBCC PAGE, DBCC WRITEPAGE and even DBCC CHECKDB

How many weeks did you participate in the Database Corruption Challenge?

Patrick: I participated in final nine challenges. I could solve Challenge 1 but did not find it until after the closing date

Any suggestions to those who might want to give some of the 10 Database Corruption Challenge examples a try?

Patrick: Read the Blogs / Watch presentations from Paul Randal

What is your twitter handle, and your linked in url (if you have either)?

Patrick: Twitter: @sqllensman

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Database Corruption Challenge Sponsored by Stedman Solutions, LLC.

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