Still Here and Backing Up

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the .NET world lately and haven’t done much on the SQL Server side. But I thought I’d try out the WordPress IPad app to see how it feels. I did have a recent need to supply someone with a report of the backups of a database. I have been using a custom built implementation for log backups using Redgate SQL Backup. Their tool does still keep track of the backups within SQL Server. So I was able to use msdb..backups and other associated tables to create a query to give me the results I needed and even break it out by SQL Server Full backups, Redgate Full backups, and Redgate Log backups.

And So It Begins

Well, here I am. I try over and over again to write about things. I’ve started writing in a journal (that’s the guy name for diary) several times in my life. There is still just the one book sitting in my bedside stand; huge gaps in dates from page to page. Nevertheless, I’m now attempting to start a blog of my own. I hear the words of Yoda, “Do or do not, there is no try.” Thankfully, I am no jedi.

The plan right now is to mostly write about SQL Server related topics. As things evolve I may also write about programming with .NET or Powershell or whatever I happen to be using at the time. I may occasionally write about goings-on in my life. And so it begins.