I believe in focusing on the things that will make the biggest difference as fast as possible.
I won't give you long lists of tail-chasing chores that won't solve any problems.
There's enough outdated information and not-best practices out there already.
Meet the Me
Hi, I'm Erik.
I love query and index tuning, writing about SQL Server, and contributing to the community.
You can follow me on Twitter, if you're into that sort of thing.
I also answer questions for Stack Exchange Miles.
After working high pressure production DBA jobs, consulting with Brent Ozar Unlimited, and getting laid off, I decided I wanted to be my own boss, do the kind of consulting that would make me happy, and fill what I thought was a big gap: the hit and run consultant and the long term remote DBA.
Fully Assembled Human
The skeleton doesn't work here.