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In this video, Kevin Kline and John Martin discuss the roles and responsibilities of a DBA. They look at the interpersonal issues and answer questions who do I need to satisfy and what’s really expected. They also look at what technical skills you need to succeed as a DBA.
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Were you the person standing closest to the server rack when they said "We need a DBA"? Believe it or not, some people get shoved into the job of database administrator (DBA) in much that way, without warning or preparation.
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In Part 3 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. In this video, Kevin, Aaron and Argenis discuss another common DBA Mistake, inadequate preventative maintenance.
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In Part 2 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They transition from discussing disk subsystems to discussing the issues with accepting SQL Server’s installation defaults. They begin by explaining why you need to set the size of a database when you build it and the issues with not managing virtual log files (VLFs) correctly. They also explain why you should not stick with the default power plan.
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In Part 1 of the DBA Mistakes series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They discuss disk subsystems and why it’s important to think about not only the amount of disk space but also the IO throughput. They also discuss the importance of testing and benchmarking for your disks.
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In Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Panel Discussion – Part 4, Kevin Kline, Aaron Bertrand, Jes Borland, David Klee, Grant Fritchey and Tim Ford briefly touch on indexing strategy and why it is important. They continue to tell their own horror stories for backups and recoveries and some of the things you can do to avoid having your own horror stories.
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In Part 3 of Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! - Panel Discussion, the panel talks about how human error is something that is inevitable and tell more horror stories from their own experiences. They stress how it is always important to prepare for these types of mistakes so you can recover faster when they occur.
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In Part 2 of the panel session on DBA Horror Stories, Kevin, Jes, David, Grant, Aaron and Tim talk about how the development of technology doesn’t get rid of the DBA, but forces a shift in jobs for the DBA.
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In the Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories - Panel Discussion, SQL Server MVPs and SQL Cruise Technical Leads, Kevin Kline, Jes Borland, David Klee, Grant Fritchey, Tim Ford and Aaron Bertrand discuss how they learned the most from their experience as DBAs when things went horribly wrong and why it is extremely important to always be knowledgeable about your systems.
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Microsoft Data Platform MVP Kevin Kline dives into the top 10 mistakes that, if avoided, will make your life much easier. These mistakes are the “low hanging fruit” of application design, development, and administrati...
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SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline discusses the top 10 administrative mistakes that DBAs make on Microsoft SQL Server. He discusses how most of the mistakes are due to process and business issues instead of issues with technology.
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On June 19th, Kevin Kline and Melissa Coates presented a webinar called "Tales from Building a SQL Server in Azure." In this session, they shared experiences and lessons learned from a recent migration of our business...