Joe Webb

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March 2009 Blog Posts

Carbonite's failures and the blog-o-sphere

Yesterday, I was catching up on some blogs that I regularly read and noticed one that got me to really thinking. It was written by fellow SQL Server enthusiast and blogger extrodenaire Brent Ozar. The blog posting, entitled Another backup failure: Carbonite, recounts and offers Brent's commentary on the relatively recent failures of online backup company Carbonite. The blog is interesting itself and well worth the read, but what I found most interesting was in the comments section. David Friend, Carbonite's CEO, found Brent's blog and responded to it by leaving a comment. Friend offered some additional insight...

posted @ Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:55 AM | Feedback (20) | Filed Under [ Misc Current Events ]

Things you know now

I was recently tagged by my long-time friend and colleague Kevin Kline in his blog post Things You Know Now. The thread originated with Mike Walsh, in his blog post also entitled Things You Know Now.  In his thread, Mike asks a simple, open-ended question: "It doesn't have to be DBA skills, but what do you wish you knew when you were starting?" As I began thinking about the things I've learned over the years, I realized that there are plenty of things I wish I had known 10 or 15 years ago. It was hard to narrow it down to just a...

posted @ Monday, March 16, 2009 11:36 AM | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ Misc ]

SQL Server Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

So, you are considering upgrading to SQL Server 200x from a previous version. What are some of the key issues that you need to consider, or at least be made aware of, prior to upgrading? Fortunately the heavy lifting of answering that question has already been done for you. It's available to you in the form of an Upgrade Technical Reference Guide. There's one available for upgrading to SQL Server 2008 and one for SQL Server 2005. SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide Of course, you'll...

posted @ Monday, March 02, 2009 12:28 PM | Feedback (21) | Filed Under [ SQL Server ]

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