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age 42
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I am a total newbie when it comes to programming (been like that for the last 12 years!). I dabble a lot and have built websites and Windows apps, but I don't consider myself a programmer, as I don't really know whether I am doing it right. (but my applications and websites work, just don't know if I am using the best methods and techniques etc... example I once used a DataTable rather than a Generic.Dictionary - Newbie!!! - But don't worry I have fixed that now. ;))

Currently a Support Manager/IT Manager for an MIS software company.

Thoroughly enjoying MongoDB, Node.JS and Express at the moment.


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accepted SQL 2008 is performing a CHECKDB every 10 minutes, any ideas why or where I can look to find out?
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comment SQL 2008 is performing a CHECKDB every 10 minutes, any ideas why or where I can look to find out?
Windows Event Log CHECKDB for database 'mainDatabase' finished without errors on 2009-10-02 18:30:03.187 (local time). This is an informational message only; no user action is required.
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asked SQL 2008 is performing a CHECKDB every 10 minutes, any ideas why or where I can look to find out?
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comment SQL 2008 and Backup Exec 12
steveburkett, valid point. I am in the habit of having my files stored on multiple hard disks as well as backup drives (external hard disks), so the (overall) restore times are usually pretty minimal. The cost of hard drives now make this a very economical solution... I do have Backup Exec performing backups, but my first port of call would be the hard disk (local) backup files if available.
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comment Data Backup redundancy/backups
sh-beta, I run a team of Support Consultants that supports a software package we produce. Our clients semi-regularly contact us with issues they have had where their restore from backup has failed... for various reasons, ie tape fail, data from the tape was corrupt etc. Another issue that I get occassionally is that my backups fail due to errors, and whilst I will usually get the backup done the next night, I am concerned about the fact that I am without a backup for the 24 hours.
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comment Data Backup redundancy/backups
@Zoredache thanks for your reply. I do have the Symantec BackUp Exec that is run every night. This is done on three hard drives, one is kept offsite, one is kept in a fireproof safe onsite and the other is on the machine. These are rotated every week (at the moment). My nervousness is purely based on a catastrophe concept and being concerned about not being able to restore from backup. I like the RoboCopy concept. FYI, I use SyncToy on other things (at home etc) and it works pretty well in my experience.
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