Verify those Backups

It’s important that you backup your database. The most important thing you can do. However making backups isn’t enough: you need to verify those backups are good.

A humorous short video from Grant Fritchey (b | t) and RedGate on why:

Watch the video

Ideally you verify every backup every day, but that’s not always feasible. At least make sure you’re doing one backup from every database at least once a month.


An early peak at the bloopers going out on Monday. Feel free to enjoy today. I’ve included the editorial and then the raw bloopers from the last month, which has a few more mistakes in there.

The official Independence Day 2011 Videos


The raw ones are below, and include the ones above plus a few more that didn’t make the cut.


Raw Bloopers

A Couple Interesting Talks

At the PASS Summit a few weeks ago, the keynote talks and the WIT luncheon were streamed live to the world. I watched most of the talks from my house, and some of them were very interesting.

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the first two days, which were full of too much marketing for me. There are some cool demos, but I’ll let you decide if it’s worth checking out. However the third keynote, from Dr. David Dewitt, was amazing. Just as it was last year, it was mind blowing, and I’m not completely sure I understood it, but it’s worth watching.

David Dewitt Keynote

The Women In Technology luncheon that I thought was interesting as well. I know that not everyone wants to take this on as a cause, but if you think that we should help promote technology to women, check it out.

WIT Luncheon