Wanna learn about SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform, but you don’t wanna sit through long videos?
Enjoy short videos on TikTok?
I’ve got just the thing: I’m taking the best Q&A from Office Hours and putting ’em out as individual videos. That way, as you’re swiping through practical jokes, friendship goals, candid idiocy, music reimaginations, and dog tips, you can also learn a little in bite-sized chunks, too.
Do you have any resources/tips on a new dba needing to inventory the servers/instances/databases at a company? I have around 30 servers that I want to start documenting that currently have 0 physical documentation. Thanks Brent! #sqlserver #sql #dba #database #microsoft #hacks #tips #brentozar #azure
For those tech answers, follow @BrentOzarULTD on TikTok. Or, if you prefer stalking my personal life, my own account is @BrentOzar.
“How do you do, fellow jr dbas?”
HAHAHA, I resemble that remark.
There must not be that much DBA stuff on ticktok yet – the subsequent “related videos” thumbnail does not look very related 😀
It’s true! The tech community is still getting started. There are a lot of funny development videos, but not a lot in the database realm just yet.
Now I have a reason to open TikTok!
In case Chris reads the comments… My documentation is for myself and I keep it in OneNote. When I first come in contact with a server (either by building or supporting) I create a new page and include the names of connected application(s) and the users or departments who paid for & care about the server. I have a “to do” section where I write down planned application upgrades and anything to do in a future maintenance window (e.g. moving database files, etc). The rest of the page is a change-log, meeting notes, major events, or any atypical settings.
When someone from the server team or an application owner reaches out, I can pull up the page and do a quick scan to get the context of what they’re talking about.
Now that you have embraced TikTok as a serious platform, does it mean you do not share the US government’s fears about China mis-using the platform to steal vital data or whatever?
That kind of opinion just makes me laugh. I’ll translate it for you:
“It’s important that only US companies like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn can be used to spy on citizens.”
Welcome to the jungle. You will never get work done as you doom scroll for hours.