May 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

It's the start of the month of May, or at least the first Monday in May.  Hopefully you aren't nursing too much pain from a weekend that included two fairly dissimilar holidays.  First, there was Star Wars Day on Saturday.  Followed by Cinco de Mayo on Sunday.  There should have been something in there for … Continue reading May 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

April 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

After working on this monthly checklist for over a year, I've recently discovered that there isn't anything that we should be doing with our SQL Server databases.  Apparently, the platform is completely and absolutely self-maintaining and provides built-in disaster recovery without any effort on your part.  Along with all of these features, you won't be … Continue reading April 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

March 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

It's the first Monday of the month, do you know where your servers are? Hopefully, they are still in your data center.  If not, I'm not sure this post will help you out, so you better just call the police.  But if they are in your data center, then do you know how they are … Continue reading March 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

February 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

February is a short month... and if you are following the Monday's you know that today's the second Monday of the not the first.  The first Monday is when this update is usually due out.  Unfortunately, I was fairly sick last week and didn't get to working on this blog post.  I should have had a … Continue reading February 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

January 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

Today is the first Monday of 2013. Do you know if your servers are ready to take on the first month of the new year? Have you figured out if you have the hardware and capacity to make it through the next year? You should know this and, as a DBA, you should have a … Continue reading January 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist