Yep, another SQL Server admin is throwing his words into the ring. My path to DBAdom did not take the developer to DBA track. My trail came from the systems side. I started as a NetWare administrator, then spearheaded the Visine project (Get the ‘red’ out) . Then I moved into Windows/Citrix administration. Our Linux administrator moved onto greener pastures and I was asked to take over that administration. That was a really cool assignment especially when VMware fell under that umbrella. I architected our virtual environment that took us into the leading edge in virtualization at that time. After I got that environment a smooth running machine we lost our two MS SQL DBAs. I was asked to replace these two very talented individuals. I am currently working on consolidating as many of our databases and well as keeping all the existing servers running smoothly. I am also working on implementing a wiki for my DBA team to attempt to standardize our documentation.
I will be posting several quick, easy scripts. Mostly to have my script library where I can get to it easily. Feel free to use them to gain information about your environment. Since I am not coming from the development world, I have a lot of learning to do.