Category Archives: Software

Padre’s Toolbox

I have been working with SQL long enough that I have built my personal “toolbox” for SQL related tools that I use on a regular basis. They range from FREE to minimal cost (by that I mean mostly under $100; … Continue reading

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SQL CoPilot–A Software Review

As the only DBA in a 24 x7, mission critical shop (I work in a hospital) managing over 60 instances of SQL Server ranging from version 8 to 11; I am ALWAYS on the lookout for Software that will help … Continue reading

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Software Review: Idera’s SQL Elements

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to beta test Idera’s newest product, SQL Elements.  My initial response?  This is both a “fantastic” product and a “tease” of a product, I’ll explain later. Idera has definitely done … Continue reading

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SQLBackupAndFTP (a product review)

After reading Pinal Dave blog post on Best Practices to Store the SQL Server Backups, I noticed he mentioned an “easy to use” SQL Backup 3rd party software that allows network storage, even FTP transporting. So, I thought I would … Continue reading

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