Posts tagged Rant

99 problems and the disk aint one

Its Meme Monday again and this time Tom has picked an interesting topic.

How many problems do we all see in our shops that arent related to disks?  Since disk related issues would normally be my #1-10 I guess Ill have to start at #11

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11. ESX misconfigurations

12. Old DBMS Version requirements from vendors

13. Bad DB design

14. Active Directory

15. Network connectivity/configuration

16. JAVA

17. Security architecture & design

18. Vendor Code…

19. Overly complex solutions to satisfy edge cases

This is my list of 9, What are yours?

Ill go out on a limb and tag 3 people

Lori Edwards, you havent written a blog post lately, consider this your invitation

Pat Wright

Andy Leonard

SQL/Windows Clustering Stupidity

Win98 300x225When is high availibility not? 

When its any version of SQL running on a clustered Windows 2003 Server or sql 2005 running on clustered Windows 2008 Server.  Seems that while you can dynamically add a disk and use it in SQL when your running a standalone server, if your running in a “highly availiable” cluster configuration you have to take SQL offline to add the disk as a dependency in order to be able to use it within SQL.  Here’s the proof right from SQL books online.

Im sure there was a good reason to require this at the time but clearly this wasnt thought out in the grand scheme of taking 0 downtime.  Anytime a single server has a more highly availiable architecture than your system that is designed for high availibility –>youre doing it wrong, Sorry someone had to say it

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