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The #1 Thing to Never Do to Fix a Performance Problem

The #1 Thing to Never Do to Fix a Performance Problem

Never, ever, disable backups to fix a performance problem.

If you’re not having a performance crisis, you might look at that sentence and say, “Wow, that’s super dumb! Who would ever do that?”

Well, a lot of people, actually. It’s pretty common.

3 Things Every Junior SQL Server DBA Must Know

3 Things Every Junior SQL Server DBA Must Know

Sometimes we learn things in the wrong order. Or skip a step. If you’re just starting out as a SQL Server DBA, here are three questions that you need to be able to answer at any given time. If you aren’t 100% sure that you can handle these questions at 3 AM when you’ve had a few drinks, it’s time to revisit them.