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  • Using PowerPivot to read my perfmon Data

    Last week I attended SQL Bits V and I can say it was a great experience it is definitely a must go event, if you missed it, keep you eyes open to SQL Bits VI. Anyway, on the Friday sessions we had Donald Farmer talking about PowerPivot for Excel/SharePoint 2010 and also the always energetic Brent Ozar talking about the use of Perfmon to monitor ...
    Posted to RebornDBA (Weblog) by david.castro on Thu, Nov 26 2009
  • Where are my database backups?

    Dont you ever ask yourself, are my maintenance back up plans working? Today Ive been looking at the database backup history information of my servers to make sure that I have my back covered. So using our loved msdb system database tables I have done a couple of useful script which I have schedule as  jobs to email the results on a regular ...
    Posted to RebornDBA (Weblog) by david.castro on Thu, Nov 26 2009
  • My first issue as a reborn DBA: Installing SQL Server 2005 SP1 on a 6 core machine. How difficult could this be?

    One of my tasks today was to do an installation of a STD version of SQL 2005 on a 6 core machine. Unfortunately, the only image I had was a SP1 so I started with my prep as normal. -    Get image across to the server -    Download SP3 -    Start install At this point I think ... mmm... ...
    Posted to RebornDBA (Weblog) by david.castro on Wed, Nov 11 2009
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