SQLRally kicks off this week in Dallas, Texas and to all those presenting and attending, I hope you have a great time! May is always an extremely busy month for me so I will not be attending SQLRally, but I will be presenting this week via the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter. If you want to hear me cover DBCC Commands and what you should consider when running them, then sign up to attend the LiveMeeting this Wednesday at 2 PM EDT/11 AM PDT (abstract below). If you’re not traveling on Wednesday, presenting a pre-con or attending a pre-con, I’d love to see you there. I presented this session at SQLSaturday in Madison a couple weeks ago, and had great feedback and really enjoyed giving it. It’s a 200 level session for DBAs and developers that’s filled with demos and practical examples. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, don’t worry, I will be at SQLSaturday in Chicago and in Philadelphia and will look for you there. Otherwise, hit the LiveMeeting site to register now (and be entered into the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card) or just join on Wednesday at 2 PM EDT/11 AM PDT. See you then!
DBCC Commands: The Quick and the Dangerous
There are many DBCC statements at the disposal of Database Administrators and Developers. Some are used for the greater good; others can wreak havoc in your system. The majority of these commands are informational, but if you’re not careful you can introduce chaos or at worst, lose data you may never find again. In this session we will explore DBCC commands that are useful for the DBA and developer, and cover when to use them and how. Expect demonstrations that provide a practical application of these commands – both documented and not – that database professionals can utilize quickly and easily.