Category Archives: backup & recovery

Data Technology Today’s 2016 Year in Review

Well, another year has come and gone and I thought it might be interesting to share a bit about this blog’s activity in 2016. It was an active year that saw 17 new posts, down a bit from 2015, but … Continue reading

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On DBA Tools, Utilities, Suites and Solutions

“Vendor speak” can be a difficult thing to decipher. And that is particularly true within the realm of DBA tools vendors. It would be easier if every vendor followed the same terminology… but, of course, they do not. And there is … Continue reading

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On The Importance of Database Backup and Recovery

Things break. When a new database is created or a new application goes online, everything is fresh and new—and running as designed. But the environment changes over time. New hardware and software is added, along with more users, more data, … Continue reading

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On Data Growth

Businesses today are gathering and storing more data than ever before. We are said to be living in the “information age,” and data is the capital of the new economy. With this explosion in the amount of data being stored, … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on DBA Priorities

I get the chance to talk to a lot of DBAs in my line of work, and that sometimes gets me thinking about the things that DBAs spend time on and what they feel are the most important aspects of … Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Minimize Data Risk During an Acquisition

Merger and acquisition activity continues to be a constant in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world… and those of us who work in the field of IT and data management are likely to be involved in an acquisition, perhaps multiple times during … Continue reading

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The Log Is The Database!

The database log, sometimes referred to as the transaction log, is a fundamental component of a database management system. All changes to application data in the database are recorded serially in the database log. Using this information the DBMS can … Continue reading

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DBA: Development Versus Production

There are many different ways to look at database administration. It can be done by task, by discipline, by DBMS, by server, and so on. But one useful way to look at DBA is in terms of the type of … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Integrating Database Archiving and Database Recovery

When long-term data retention is imposed on your data — anything more than a couple of years — then archiving becomes the only valid solution to being in compliance with such requirements. This is so because without a database archiving solution, … Continue reading

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Defining Database Availability

Before anyone can reasonably discuss the importance of data and database availability, it is necessary to first have a good definition of availability. After all, we should know what we are talking about. Simply stated, availability is the condition wherein … Continue reading

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