The Dirty Dozen: PowerShell Scripts for the Busy DBA
You’ve heard it said, “If you have to do it twice, automate it.” That’s great advice and PowerShell provides a simple but extremely powerful way to do it. PowerShell is the future of Windows scripting. Cut the learning curve and get a real handle on this powerful automation tool. This session walks you through a dozen scripts to simplify and easily automate time-consuming and tedious elements of your day to day job. This isn’t stuff you’ll use SOMEDAY, these are scripts you can use when you get home tonight. Harness the power of PowerShell to easily find servers short on space, script out tables and constraints across all of your databases at once and backup databases and restore them to a different environment. These tricks and many others will allow PowerShell to simplify your job like no other tool.
Senior Database Administrator
Aaron Nelson is a Senior SQL Server Architect with over 10 years experience in architecture, business intelligence, development, and performance tuning of SQL Server. He has experience managing enterprise-wide data needs in both transactional and data warehouse environments. Aaron holds certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, Database Developer; as well as MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration (meaning Hyper-V). Aaron Nelson ( @SQLvariant ) sqlvariant.com/wordpress/
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