My Path To Certification

Apparently, there is some controversy on the internet about the value of obtaining a Microsoft certification (and certifications in general, I suppose). I’ve never really followed it or even read anything about it online. I had come to my own conclusions about it and that was that. For the longest time, I felt certifications were […]

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Out Of Disk Space? It Might Not Be Your Data Or Log Files.

I came back into the office after New Years to find roughly 275,000 email messages in my inbox. Yup. Over one quarter million emails. It took over 2 hours to download them all and even longer to delete them. Obviously, something was going on. (Normally, I would have seen these alerts on my work cell […]

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It’s 12 AM. Do You Know What Your Backups Are Doing?

After watching Brent Ozar’s webinar on backups and virtual machines, I was inspired to take a deeper look at our company’s overall backup plans.  I had already gone through the code that was actually doing the backup, found some crazy stuff, and fixed it, but this time through I wanted to take a closer look […]

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