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DBA ramblings, tips and scripts to make the work of a DBA smarter and better.

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Feel free to browse the site with the helpful SQL scripts provided. Hope these will help to make your DBA life a little easier.

I have been working as a SQL Server Database Administrator for the past 20 years. I love what I do and the flexibility of a DBA’s work schedule that lets me have a healthy work life balance. All the after hours work as a DBA has its pros and cons but hey – when life gives your lemons (after-hours outage), you make lemonade (just go with the work until it gets resolved…lol)

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A Dazzling Oasis in the Desert

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Well Being

Teens and Screens

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Well Being

How to Handle a Lying Co-worker

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Top 10 things to do in Dubai

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Azure | SQL Scripts | SQL Server

Does my Azure SQL Managed Instance has a read-only replica

Here are two SQL scripts you can use to check if your Azure SQL Managed Instance has a read-only replica: 1. Using sys.dm_fts_mirroring_endpoints: This script queries the sys.dm_fts_mirroring_endpoints dynamic management view, which contains information about mirroring and read-only replica endpoints. It filters for endpoints that are currently in the “Synchronizing” state and are not local […]