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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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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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Visualizing VLF’s – Updated

A while back a wrote a blog post with a query to Visualize the VLF’s in your database. Today I have an update to that script. Here is an updated script that has adds another column called “TextStatus” to the

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SQL Data Partners – Podcast with Argenis Fernandez

In episode 53 of the SQL Data Partners podcast Carlos Chacon and I chat with Argenis Fernandez, storage guru and PASS Director-at-Large. We talk storage options, LUNs, IOPs, and why he thinks we all need to approach storage a lot differently.

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SQL Data Partners – SQL Server Podcast

I am excited to announce that I have joined Carlos Chacon to become the co-host of the SQL Data Partners – SQL Server podcast. The weekly show has just reached 50 episodes, and Carlos has asked me to join him as co-host on

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RAID10 Saved The Day

Reliable DBA Services is one of the things I talk about on my business website at http://StedmanSolutions.com, but that can mean many things to different people. To me this has many meanings. Today the reliability of having RAID10 on my

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A year in review – The first year of Stedman Solutions, LLC.

The TL;DR summary: Life is good, business is good, and I am loving it. Ready to roll with Year 2 of Stedman Solutions, LLC. The Details It has been an interesting year.  I officially formed the business about 3 years

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Recommendation

The video shown here is entirely unsolicited feedback from a client that I had the opportunity of working with recently on a SQL Server performance assessment. Part of what I love about being in business for myself is being able to do

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SchemaDrift – Database Schema Differences – My Weekend Project

This weekend I had some spare time, so I started coding on a new project on Friday night. This project is something that I intend to include in the next release of Database Health Monitor. THis project allows users to

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The Walking Desk

Lately I was asked a question about getting steps in using my FitBit. The answer is the walking desk. This allows me to use my computer while walking on the treadmill at 2.2 miles per hour. 2.1mph to 2.4mph for me

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