Over the years when a performance problem comes up there is always some speculation that it’s a network issue and not the database (can’t be us!). I always ask a few quick questions to see if I can see a reason to pursue the network angle: Is the problem affecting multiple database servers? Is the […]Read more "Sometimes It IS The Network"
For the past couple months I’ve been looking forward to a 5 week break, a chance to think about what I’ve learned and what I want to do next. I haven’t take 2 weeks in a row off in almost 3 years, so a nice vacation, some thinking, some yard work, that seemed like a […]Read more "Looking Forward"
I tend to take it for granted and I imagine most of you do as well, but not everyone is good at debugging and/or troubleshooting. I was reminded of this – again – recently when I had some issues with my truck. It started with the ‘check engine’ light coming on. I didn’t see any […]Read more "Debugging Isn’t an Obvious or Easy Skill"
Recently I was participating in a round of storage rearranging with a client (aka the storage dance) which consisted of temporarily moving the log files to a different drive and verifying the original drive was empty, then handing it over to the network team to remove that drive, add space to the data drive, and […]Read more "An Unexpected Service Gotcha"