Author: SteveStedman

TempDB – Do This and Don’t Do That

Today I had the opportunity to present on TempDB to the Spokane SQL Server users group (PASS Chapter). The session was titled TempDB – Do This and Don’t Do That”, and it covers a bunch of tips and best practices around

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Remastered Podcast Episodes

SQL Data Partners has been remastering some of the older podcast episodes, allowing for a better sound quality than what was originally done. These will be made available on YouTube as they are completed. Here is one of the more recent

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Database Health Monitor – January 2017 Version Released

Today we released the Database Health Monitor January 2017 version. You can download it for free at http://DatabaseHealth.com/Download. This update includes  some new branding with new logos, new icons, and a new splash screen, as well as the usual feature

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Zero to SQL in 20 Lessons

My good friend and business partner Carlos L. Chacon has just completed an introduction to SQL book, that he has just published on Amazon. He is offering the Kindle edition for free for 2 days, December 14th and December 15th,

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When Database Corruption Strikes – Calgary SQL Users Group

Today I am presenting one of my favorite sessions “When Database Corruption Strikes” remotely for the PASS Calgary SQL Server Users Group. This is the same session that I presented at Pass Summit 2016, with a few minor additions, including

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Linux commands for SQL DBA’s who don’t know Linux (yet)

With SQL Server now being available (pre-release) on Linux, I think we will see many SQL DBA’s who previously did not have Linux experience being forced into a new area. I am lucky in that I have had my share

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Allow Port 1433 Ubuntu Linux for SQL Server

If you have just installed SQL Server on Ubuntu Linux and you are trying to connect remotely you may have some difficulty connecting if port 1433 is not available. Here is how you do it, using the UFW, or Uncomplicated Firewall

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SQL Server on Linux

This week Microsoft made the v.next version of SQL Server for Linux available in the public preview. It has been a couple of years since I have worked with Linux, but I am excited and going to give it a

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Getting Started with SQL Server on Linux

With the recent public availability of the SQL Server Linux release, I figured I should give it a try, and it went well. Here is all that it took. Download and install to a VM Ubuntu Linux Server 16.04.  (1

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SQL Summit 2016 Session Feedback.

I was extremely excited to get my session feedback from my SQL PASS Summit 2016 session on Database Corruption today. I have been waiting, and was very please with the feedback.  Being the last time slot of the entire conference,

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