The statute of limitations has passed, so this week on SQL Server Radio, I get together with Guy Glantser and Matan Yungman to talk about our favorite oops moments.

I talked about my very first database disaster ever – done back when I was in my 20s and working for a photo studio, using Xenix, long before I ever thought I wanted to be a database administrator. (Yes, kids, Microsoft had their own Unix thirty years ago, and suddenly I feel really, really old. No, I wasn’t using it thirty years ago.)

This episode was so much fun because we recorded it in-person, together, gathered around a table in Tel Aviv when I was there for SQLSaturday Israel 2016. I really love talking to these guys, and I think you can hear how fun the chemistry is on the podcast.

Head on over and listen to our disaster stories, and when you’re done, check out my classic post 9 Ways to Lose Your Data.

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  • Those disaster stories sure make SQL Azure seem more attractive. Seems like most organizations will want to leave backup and recovery to a cloud provider going forward, rather than trying to do it themselves.

  • Thanks Brent. I found the link you were talking about:
    Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names.
    Fascinating. The last falsehood listed “People have names”

  • Stiven Diaz
    April 5, 2017 2:51 pm

    Hi Brent, I have a question about HA&DR, what is the correct desition, implement SQL Server HA&DR models or implement third party solutions like MIMIX Share from Vision Solutions?
    Nobody speak about this topics in HA&DR.

    • Stiven – it all depends on your app and your SQL Server’s RPO/RTO. For third party solutions, I’d ask to talk to some of their satisfied clients.

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