Tag Archives: career

The Future for Database Administrators

I’ve been working in technology for over 25 years. As I look forward in time, I suspect I have less time left in a data professional career than I’ve already experienced. That’s fine, and while I don’t plan on retiring … Continue reading

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A Slower Job

I noticed that my company, Red Gate Software, was looking for a support engineer in our CA office awhile back. It’s a good job, and while the salary is lower than that which experienced SQL Server professionals might make elsewhere, … Continue reading

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The Remote DBA

I’ll start this week with a question, which I hope some of you answer in the discussion: would you like to, or do you, work at home the majority of the time? I remember when I worked in a company … Continue reading

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Triple Check Your Restores

I used to work at a nuclear power plant. Not really in the plant, but as a network administrator in the building next door to the plant. Probably a good thing since I struggled to get to work on time … Continue reading

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The RGE

I first heard this little acronym from Grant Fritchey (b | t). He used it when talking about backups and restores, and I like it. However I realize that I’ve never actually noted what it is, so a short blog … Continue reading

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Good Stories

The IT horror stories. Many of us have them. The mistakes, the trials, and frustrations, these seem to be the stories we collect. Many of us have a story of deleting data, forgetting a backup, making a security mistake or … Continue reading

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Great Developers

This editorial was originally publised on March 12, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. Is a great software developer worth 100 average ones? On one hand I think there are some good arguments that it’s not … Continue reading

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Specialist or Generalist

What would you rather be: a expert specialist in some narrow area of SQL Server or a generalist that’s competent in many areas? The same question could apply to any area of technology, like C# or Windows, or even any … Continue reading

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Get Inspired – SQL Inspire 2011 New York

Coming up next week is the SQL Inspire 2011 event in New York City. It’s an event with a number of SQL Server community speakers that are here to inspire you in your career, your life, and with SQL Server. … Continue reading

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It’s Your Career

It’s your career. It’s something you have to take ownership of and work on. I know that life is busy, and training budgets are tight. That’s one reason we started SQL Saturday; it’s a way to bring a training event … Continue reading

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