October 2005 Blog Posts

Have I mentioned???????

That EMC sucks!!!!  :)  We lost yet another hard drive today on the CX-700.  I would say I'm surprised, but lightning would strike me dead on the spot.  We are buying EMC Replication Manager, which will allow us to save a LOT of disk space.  We currently have multiple copies of production for QA, UAT, Release, Enhancement Release, Mirror for parallel testing, Development, Backup, and Testing.  That consumes a considerable amount of space.  The SnapView technology from EMC lets you make a copy of production.  You can then have one of the other environments look at a “snap” of that...

posted @ Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:44 PM | Feedback (1)

SQL Server 2005 September CTP

We are now running full-speed with SQL Server 2005 at work.  I have my team testing the new features and spending part of each week learning the technology.  I've been telling everyone how much there is to learn.  If you are a database manager with SQL Server and do not have your people ramping up, you should be shot (2 cents thrown in there).  They are currently focusing on reporting services, SSIS, and analysis services, as those represent the major push my department will be making over the next 15 months.  It'll be interesting to see how we can effectively...

posted @ Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:32 PM | Feedback (1)