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DBAs Behaving Badly... Worst Practices for Database Administrators - Rod Colledge
Author: Peter Ward Date Posted: 6/15/2009 12:53:00 PM
There's a vast number of freely available best practices for SQL Server administration, however, depending on the environment, a lot of them may not be applicable or even appropriate. In contrast, worst practices are universally acknowledged by most SQL Server professionals as situations to avoid at all costs.

In this session, we'll cover ten categories of classic DBA mistakes and investigate real world examples of how these practices often end in disaster. We'll also cover tools and techniques that can be used in avoiding these situations, with an emphasis on the new features introduced in SQL Server 2008.

About the Presenter
Rod Colledge is an MCDBA with a bachelors degree in information technology. He's currently the technical team leader of the Corporate Reporting & BI Project at the Queensland Department of Education and Training and has over 10 years experience as a SQL Server DBA. He specializes in the design, development and administration of highly available SQL Server environments.

Rod is the founder of, blogs at, and has been invited to present at this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle. His first book, SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action, is due to be published by Manning publications in August 2009.

Venue: Microsoft Brisbane Office, Level 9, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street | Duration Catering from 5:30PM for a 6:00PM Start (meetings typically finish at 7:30PM) | On: Thursday, September 24, 2009