Alejandro Cobar

Alejandro Cobar
Alejandro Cobar is an MCP, SQL Server DBA and Developer with 10+ years of experience working in a variety of environments.

Alejandro Cobar is a multi-platform DBA (with a stronger focus in SQL Server), with a passion to automate stuff as much as possible to make things work for the greater good. In 2020 he contributed a series of articles, using PowerShell, to help DBAs take care of their DB Infrastructure in a holistic approach.

In 2021 he will be releasing a series of PowerShell articles to help DBAs tackle specific tasks in their day-to-day work, and hopefully add a ton of value to them.

He has several certifications under his belt, being the latest one the MCSE: Data Management and Analytics (2020).

His focus is on the following aspects of SQL Server:

  • Guide the customer with the best alternatives and practices when new SQL Server deployments are required.
  • Install and configure all supported versions of SQL Server and components.
  • Install, configure and maintain High Availability/DR solutions.
  • Plan, test, and deploy service pack installations and version upgrades.
  • Design, implement, and support backup and recovery plans including scripting and scheduling.
  • Migration of databases, database objects, and users.
  • Databases refresh on Dev/Test/QA environments.
  • Participate in DR drills exercises.
  • Provide expert diagnostic analysis and resolution for all database operational problems that arise.
  • Performance tuning and query optimization for large production environments.
  • SQL Server DBA workbook creation and maintenance, including up to date procedures and how-to’s.
  • Deployment of custom crafted scripts to monitor specific areas of the environment under my support (backups, mirroring status, always on availability groups status, disk drives usage, resources utilization by the SQL Server process).

Hobbies: Play Nintendo Switch with my daughter.

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Artificial Intelligence GitHub Copilot Examples to Create SQL Server Indexes and Tune Queries
Artificial Intelligence GitHub Copilot for Azure Data Studio to Boost Database Development Productivity - Part 1
Artificial Intelligence GitHub Copilot to Auto Generate Code for SQL Server Stored Procedures and Functions - Part 2
Availability Groups Create an Always On Availability Groups using TSQL
Availability Groups Powershell Commands for SQL Server Always On Availability Groups
Availability Groups SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Inventory and Monitoring Scripts - Part 1
Availability Groups SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Monitoring and Alerting - Part 2
Availability Groups SQL Server Availability Group Error 35246 missing sqlconf.dll
Availability Groups SQL Server Monitoring for all Availability Groups
Availability Groups SSISDB and SQL Server 2016 Availability Group Issue with Automatic Seeding
Backup Auto Generate NetBackup script to backup SQL Server databases
Backup Script to obtain most recent SQL Server backup information for all databases
Database Administration Build Your Own SQL Server Central Monitoring Solution with PowerShell
Database Administration Find SQL Server Installation Date for all Instances with PowerShell
Database Administration How to Check Monthly Growth of Database in SQL Server
Database Administration Powershell Script to Collect SQL Server Inventory
Database Configurations PowerShell Commands for SQL Server Instance and Database Settings
Database Console Commands DBCCs Simple DBCC CHECKDB process to report on database corruption for all SQL Server databases
Database Mirroring SQL Server Database Mirroring Inventory
Database Mirroring SQL Server Database Mirroring Inventory and Monitoring Scripts
Database Mirroring SQL Server Database Mirroring Missing Logins Report
Database Mirroring SQL Server Database Mirroring Status Check and Manual Failover PowerShell Scripts
Database Mirroring SQL Server Database Mirroring Status Check and Manual Failover T-SQL Scripts
Database Mirroring Synchronize SQL Server Agent Jobs for Database Mirroring
DBA Best Practices PowerShell Commands for SQL Server Best Practices
DevOps Jenkins Installation, Configuration and Automation for DevOps Projects
DevOps Scheduling PowerShell Scripts with Puppet
Indexing Collect SQL Server Index Usage Information for all Instances with PowerShell
Locking and Blocking Configuring Extended Events to find Locking Issues in SQL Server
Monitoring How To Check Disk Space in SQL Server
Monitoring How to Check SysAdmin Role in SQL Server with PowerShell
Monitoring Monitor all Indexes in SQL Server with PowerShell
Monitoring Monitor CPU and Memory usage for all SQL Server instances using PowerShell
Monitoring Monitor SQL Server Table Size with PowerShell
Monitoring Monitoring SQL Server Buffer Pool Usage by Database with PowerShell
Monitoring Monitoring SQL Server Instance Version and Builds with PowerShell
Monitoring Monitoring SQL Server logins and server roles with PowerShell for Database Security
Monitoring Monitoring SQL Server with PowerShell Core Object Setup
Monitoring Monitoring SQL Server with PowerShell Instance Data Collection
Monitoring sp_whoisactive SQL Server Monitoring
Monitoring SQL Server Agent Job Monitoring for Last Execution with PowerShell
Monitoring SQL Server Agent Job Monitoring with PowerShell
Monitoring SQL Server Backup Monitoring with PowerShell
Monitoring SQL Server Configuration Settings Query
Monitoring SQL Server Database and Database File Monitoring with PowerShell
Monitoring SQL Server Disk Space Monitoring for all Instances with PowerShell Script
Monitoring SQL Server High CPU Query Use Monitoring with PowerShell
Monitoring SQL Server Statistics Collection and Analysis
Monitoring SQL Server Wait Stats Monitoring with PowerShell
PostgreSQL SQL Server vs MySQL vs PostgreSQL Delete Performance Comparison
PowerShell Deploy Database Objects to Multiple SQL Server Instances Using PowerShell
PowerShell PowerShell Commands for SQL Server – Getting Started
PowerShell PowerShell for the DBA - Basic Functions
PowerShell PowerShell for the DBA - CMDLETs and Advanced Functions
PowerShell PowerShell for the DBA - If Else and Switch statements
PowerShell PowerShell for the DBA - Performing DBA tasks using SQL Server CMDLETs
PowerShell PowerShell for the DBA – FOR and WHILE Loops
PowerShell PowerShell for the SQL Server DBA - Pipelines
PowerShell PowerShell for the SQL Server DBA - Variable Fundamentals
PowerShell PowerShell for the SQL Server DBA – Environment Setup
PowerShell PowerShell Script to Parse HTML Code with SQL Server Build Numbers
PowerShell Run PowerShell Scripts with SQL Server Agent or Windows Task Scheduler
PowerShell SQL Server Backup Testing and Verification
Referential Integrity Checking Cross-Database Referential Integrity in SQL Server - Part 1
Referential Integrity Control Referential Integrity Across SQL Server Databases and Identify Orphan Records
Restore SQL Server Backup Size vs Database Size Script
SQL Server Agent Disable or Enable All SQL Server Agent Jobs
SQL Server Agent Inventory SQL Server Agent Jobs for all Instances with PowerShell
System Databases Find SQL Server MSDB Database Size and Largest Table Across SQL Server Instances
TSQL Script to Delete SQL Server Data in Batches
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