Mike Hillwig has ten rules for managing a SQL Server environment regardless of the size. His rules cover things from server configurations to planning for a disaster and a few things that should never be done.
"We need a new server before you leave on vacation!" Never mind that it's Friday at 2:00 PM and you need to be in the airport in a couple of hours. This isn't the time to panic. Mike Hillwig deploys new servers every week and has a streamlined process that allows him to deploy a new server i…
Being a DBA can be mightily stressful. Your job is to manage servers, applications, licenses, code... and sometimes even users. A complex web of interdependencies and extreme politics, it's enough to make even an extremely well-centered person break. And let's face it--most DBA's aren't exa…