Monthly Archives: March 2015

I hate you, Windows Update!

I have a deadline today, and as of last night, this computer froze midway when rebooting after a Windows Update. Now my SQL Server doesn’t start any more. This error is in the event log: Cannot recover the master database. … Continue reading

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Failed to establish a backside connection

We get this error occasionally when using a bank’s web service for AVS-R. (Real-time bank account validation.) Maybe I’m weird but I laugh every time I see that error. I read it as “Cannot find anus.”

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Two ways to change the default backup directory for SQL Server

This has driven me nuts for years. I always change the default data directory in SQL Server Management Studio. That’s easy to do and the feature to do so is easily discoverable. Just right-click the server instance in the Object … Continue reading

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