Category Archives: Documentation

  1. SQL Homework – October 2021 – What can you tell me about the server your SQL Server instance is on?

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    October 5, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Here are some really common questions I get: How many CPUs does ServerA have? How much memory does ServerA have? …
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  2. SQL Homework – September 2021 – How good is your recovery plan?

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    September 2, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Last month I had you create a security standards document. This month we are going to document our recovery plan. …
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  3. A new presentation on Auditing your databases

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    August 19, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m giving a presentation at the PASS Data Community Summit 2021 being put on by Redgate! It’s going to be …
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  4. Work requests: It’s broke. Fix it.

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    August 12, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Many years ago I was given a work request that literally just said: It’s broke. Fix it. I’m sure you …
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  5. SQL Homework – August 2021 – Security Standards

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    August 3, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    A few years back (wow time flies) I had you Work with Security. It’s been a while so if you …
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  6. SQL Homework – January 2020 – Create an End of Year/New Year checklist.

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    January 5, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s a brand new year and hopefully it will be better than last year. While that may be particularly true …
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  7. SQL Homework – November 2020 – Help!

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    November 3, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you ask any senior IT person What is the most important tool you have? there is a decent chance that …
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  8. SQL Homework – February 2020 – Write a blog post.

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    February 3, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Following along with last month’s documentation homework this month I want you to write a blog post. But Ken, what …
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  9. SQL Homework – January 2020 – Document, document, document

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    January 1, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Happy New Year! It being New Year’s, at least by the Gregorian calendar, I thought we could make this month’s …
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  10. Want to be more comfortable with the Extended Events Viewer?

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    October 23, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ll admit, I’m a lot more comfortable with tracing and the profiler than I am with EE (extended events) and …
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