I couldnít cut it in Literary Academia so I took a different path down the I.T. road. Itís been a great journey full of late nights, stressful outages, and tons of technical documentation. Along the way Iíve acquired many things including ways to be contacted. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, I have a fresh blog at http://blogofshaw.blogspot.com/, a slightly more mature LinkedIn account, Twitter scottshaw@shawsql and finally a Facebook account dedicated to I.T. Iíve been in I.T. long enough to remember the days when technical folks were anything but social! Those days are obviously gone.
I currently live comfortably in Saint Louis with my wife and 2 kids. I have a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature and a MSMIS degree in Management Information Systems. I work as Lead SQL DBA for Sisters of Mercy Health Systems. The company owns numerous hospitals and small clinics throughout the Midwest. I own a fledgling consulting company www.dbaconsortium.com and Iíve taught SQL at Washington Universityís CAIT program. Iíve also had the honor of presenting at SQLSaturday (http://sqlsaturday.com/53/schedule.aspx).
- Comparing SQL Server Native Backup Times to SnapManager Backups (last update: 3/25/2011)
- Configuring Snap Backups with SMSQL for NetApps and SQL Server (last update: 2/2/2011)
- Considerations for Implementing SnapManager for SQL Server (last update: 1/6/2011)
- Dismantling a SQL Server Cluster After a P2V Physical to Virtual Migration (last update: 4/6/2011)
- Monitor Your Virtual SQL Server Environment (Part 4 of 5) (last update: 10/11/2011)
- Planning Your Virtual SQL Server Implementation (Part 3 of 5) (last update: 8/18/2011)
- SQL Server Virtualization Advantages and Disadvantages (Part 2 of 5) (last update: 7/20/2011)
- SQL Server Virtualization Overview (Part 1 of 5) (last update: 6/29/2011)
- SQL Server Virtualization Summary (Part 5 of 5) (last update: 12/29/2011)
- Tips for Navigating SQL Server VM Conversions (last update: 2/28/2011)