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Developer on the Stack Overflow team.

Was dubbed SALTY SAILOR by Jeff Atwood, as filth and flarn would oft-times fly when dealing with a particularly nasty bug!

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May
10
comment How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
I think we've tried recycling manually to no avail, but we'll try it again next time there's a lock (app pools are for .NET, right? probably won't help here). And we used to have the app_offline.htm file created, but it didn't help with the locking - which is why we moved to taking the individual site down.
May
10
revised How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
Clarified type of file being locked
May
10
comment How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
No, it's just a static content file in the root directory - updating the question with that info!
May
10
asked How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
May
8
awarded  Editor
May
8
comment How do I deal with a compromised server?
I know how you feel - we've been very fortunate with "helpful" hackers on this site, where they tell us what they've done! I'm looking forward to great answers to this question, just in case we get "not-so-helpful" guests in the future.
May
8
revised Aftermath of Hack
May
8
comment How to exclude indexes from backups in SQL Server 2008
Yeah, I can't imagine the complexity of working on a DBMS system; simples devs such as myself can only wish for the moon, only to be shot down!
May
8
comment How to exclude indexes from backups in SQL Server 2008
Hehe, I had moved the non-clustered indexes to their own filegroup; the Simple Recovery model completely stymied me. The indexes were actually larger than the data - how it taunted me! Oh well, perhaps some 3rd party will release a magic bullet hint hint :)
May
8
comment How to exclude indexes from backups in SQL Server 2008
As for DB downtime, could we really live without both serverfault.com and stackoverflow.com up as much as possible? I shudder at that thought :)
May
8
comment How to exclude indexes from backups in SQL Server 2008
Yes, we have turned on compression for backups, but the built-in compression isn't that great. We actually have an end-of-week, non-compressed backup taken and then 7zip it for us devs to bring down; it's about 1/3 the size, but it does take some time to run!
May
2
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
30
awarded  Scholar
Apr
30
accepted In SQL Server, when should you split your PRIMARY Data FileGroup into secondary data files?
Apr
30
asked In SQL Server, when should you split your PRIMARY Data FileGroup into secondary data files?
Apr
30
awarded  Supporter
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30
awarded  Student
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30
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
30
asked How to exclude indexes from backups in SQL Server 2008