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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

Jan 31, 2019

I am a big believer in letting teams of people work in a way that allows them some autonomy to solve a problem. I think this is especially important in the software world, where developers need to experiment and learn from the new ideas that they investigate. They need to be able to try new techniques, technologies,...


Jan 30, 2019

Many of us that work with SQL Server are familiar with the idea of reserving space that our system might need later. This is normal operation in SQL Server, where we pre-allocate space to data and log files, knowing that SQL Server will manage and use this space over time. This can often be a strange concept for...


Jan 29, 2019

During the last two years, Redgate has been preparing for the GDPR to take effect in the European Union. As a company based in the UK, we recognized that there were both challenges and opportunities for our business. We needed to ensure we were compliant with the regulations, which would likely require us to change...


Jan 28, 2019

Monitoring a database server is something that many of us know is important, but we often take the process for granted. Whether we've purchased a tool, like SQL Monitor, or we've built our own system, we often set up a watcher for our systems and rarely view the details unless something goes wrong. I'm not sure that's...


Jan 25, 2019

Disaster Recovery is both an exciting challenge for many DBAs and also a dreaded event that many hope they never experience. When a true disaster befalls your system, there is a tremendous amount of stress as we work to get things running again so clients can access data. Even the best laid plans will often have a...