Estimated Completion Time for Backups and Restores

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I’m in the middle of a database migration and thought I’d quickly share a script I threw together to show estimated time of completion for a database restore in progress on SQL Server. The script will also show you estimated time for database backups to complete as well. Please don’t take this script as gospel, […]

Exceptional DBA of the Year 2010 Finalist!

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This post is a tad overdue as the public announcement was a few weeks back but it’s been a topsy-turvy last few months for me. Anyhow this is just a quick post letting you know how absolutely honored and excited I am to be among the finalists for Redgate’s Exceptional DBA of the Year 2010 […]

Starting the SQL Journey: Part II

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So in my last post I talked about my personal journey. In this post I’ll go step-by-step what I did to help along the path of learning all this SQL goodness.  Tip 1 – Crawl Before You Walk… Don’t know what a SQL statement is? Think T-SQL is an alternative to Coffee-SQL? Fear not, like […]

Starting the SQL Journey: Part I

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Recently at the VMware user group meeting I was approached by someone I used to work with. He worked in a non-IT role at my previous job and at his new job he was getting more involved in technical roles. He was attending the VMware meeting in order to understand virtualization better and expand his […]

Hatching the SQLChicken

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Hello world! Sorry, just seemed like the appropriate way to kick off this blog. If you’re reading this you probably Googled technology, sql and chicken which makes me think you’re a mad scientist (and that’s awesome), you’re looking to cure your insomnia or you got rickrolled on Twitter to get here. Either way thanks for […]