About Show #337
Richard chats with Erin Stellato about being an accidental DBA. What's an accidental DBA? It's the guy who was standing closest to the SQL Server when the last guy quit! Erin talks about the key things that you need to know to handle the basic care and feeding of a SQL Server. The conversation digs into understanding what you have, how you back it up (and restore it), simple things to keep your databases healthy and knowing when to call for help. You don't have to be a DBA to do things right!
Erin is a Principal Consultant at SQLskills and a SQL Server MVP. For the 12 years prior to joining SQLskills, Erin worked at two different software companies working closely with customers, users and colleagues to support business solutions across a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, finance and government. Figuring out a SQL Server problem and then understanding how to solve it is the coolest part of her job. Erin is an active member of the SQL Server Community and presents regularly at user groups, SQLSaturdays and the PASS Summit. She's also searching for the perfect chocolate lava cake.