Managed Service

Episode 236: Database Monitoring with SQL Sentry

Episode 236: Database Monitoring with SQL Sentry 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

Building your own scripts to monitor SQL Server seems like a very reasonable thing to…

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RPO and RTO

RPO and RTO 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

While creating a backup is straightforward, two concepts can complicate the issue–RTO and RPO.  Here…

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Episode 230: Recovery Time Objective & Recovery Point Objective

Episode 230: Recovery Time Objective & Recovery Point Objective 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

No one wants to lose data when disaster strikes; however, we need to plan for…

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Episode 172: Power BI Monitoring

Episode 172: Power BI Monitoring

Episode 172: Power BI Monitoring 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

From a SQL Server perspective we have many ways to identify problem areas. In this…

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Episode 163: Very Large Databases

Episode 163: Very Large Databases

Episode 163: Very Large Databases 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

Are you experiencing challenges managing Very Large Databases (VLDBs), or anticipate challenges with future growth?…

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Episode 133: Shrinking Files

Episode 133: Shrinking Files

Episode 133: Shrinking Files 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

While the ability to shrink data files is available in SSMS, the conventional wisdom is…

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Episode 112: Keeping up with patching

Episode 112: Keeping up with patching

Episode 112: Keeping up with patching 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

When listener Mel Vargas first suggested the topic of patching, I was not sure this…

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Episode 102: Monitoring Availability Groups

Episode 102: Monitoring Availability Groups

Episode 102: Monitoring Availability Groups 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

One of the newer features in SQL Server is availability groups, which can help solve…

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Episode 90: DBCC CheckDB

Episode 90: DBCC CheckDB

Episode 90: DBCC CheckDB 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

DBCC CheckDB.  It is a simple command, but one that can cause database contention, dba…

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Episode 04: Advanced Backup Techniques with Tim Radney

Episode 04: Advanced Backup Techniques with Tim Radney

Episode 04: Advanced Backup Techniques with Tim Radney 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

We finish up our conversation with MVP Tim Radney on backup options with discussions on…

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