For the Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! series, SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline hosts a panel of SQL Server experts discussing mistakes they see DBAs make. They discuss the mistakes and how to fix each one. They also share stories from their own experiences. These videos are presented in conjunction with sqlcruise.com.
In Part 1 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They discuss disk subsystems and why it’s important to think about not only the amount of disk space but also the IO throughput. They also discuss the importance of testing and benchmarking for your disks.
Kevin, Aaron and Argenis share stories about the performance issues they had with disks at their previous jobs. Argenis also walks through an example of why you need to be specific when you ask the SAN Admin or System Admin for a new disk.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! which will be available on February 11th.