Monthly Archives: December 2016


Dude, Where’s my (database) backups

By | 2017-04-10T05:59:45+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

I'm writing this post for myself 3 years ago. I had just graduated college and received my first job offer, Associate BI Developer. I knew nothing about SQL Server as a product, I had just used Management Studio a lot. In this series of posts, labelled by day number, I want to talk about the things [...]

Setting up your own (free) local SQL Server for testing

By | 2016-12-12T09:23:34+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |

This post is designed for anyone who wants instructions on creating a SQL Server instance on any computer you'd like. At the time of writing this post, none of these steps cost any money, just some of your time and disk space on your computer. You'll need: A free Microsoft account Access to the Internet Disk [...]