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This is the monthly all-over-the-place edition of our show. As usual, we cover a lot of issues we encountered the past month, interesting blog posts, tips, tricks, events and random thoughts.
Among other topics, we talk about:
A weird scenario with backups, and the difference between Backupset and Mediaset
A weird scenario with a procedure ran 150 times a second
We actually recorded this show a few months ago, but it might be the best and most important show we’ve had.
We talk about about our careers: How we got to be DBAs, how we progressed, our difficulties, what steps took us forward, what processes we went through, and how getting involved in the community has helped us.
Furthermore, we talk about:
Why consistent learning is so important
How blogging and public speaking can help you
Why it’s important to have a mentor
How Guy started his own company
Time management tips
And how are candies related to Guy’s career?
Let us know what you think about career management in the DBA world. We would love to hear what you think!
We start with talking about the distinction between High Availability and Disaster Recovery. Then, we talk about the importance of having a RESTORE strategy rather than a backup strategy.
After that, we talk about the various High Availability/Disaster Recovery technologies: AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring and AlwaysOn Availability Groups. We talk about the specifics and capabilities of each technology, in which editions its supported and its pros and cons.
After a long time, we have a guest again – Shy Engelberg from HYNT!
We had a great conversation that spanned a lot of subjects. Among other topics, we talked about Microsoft and Google, Views and bad plans, Hekaton best practices, good and bad features, the life of the consultant, how Shy is doing in his new adventure, and about the professionals who influenced us the most.
On show 15, as always, we cover a lot of interesting stuff. We talk how our lives and databases will look in the year 2025. We also talk about changes to Azure SQL Database, Interesting webinars, weak passwords, Recompilations, SQL Server 2014, transaction nesting, and much more. Of course we talk about past and future events, and also about the top 3 jobs for DBAs.
Guy also shares his running experience, and explains how a SQL Server feature is related to the post office..