Hugo Shebbeare

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, with a brief excursion to study in Brussels, Melbourne & Washington D.C., Hugo has been working with SQL Server since 1998. He’s busied himself as a DBA since 1999 (with mcdba & mcitp certifications in ‘01 & ‘08 respectively), as independent consultant with his own company, Intellabase Solutions, since 2002 (now part time), and recently took on a permanent position with Canadian Printing giant Transcontinental; managing not only his favourite RDBMS, but also MySQL 5.x and Oracle 10/11. He enjoys writing documentation for quick, safe infrastructure rebuilds and expansions, and most challengingly, propositions to Executives Management. He has spoken at SQLteach/DevTeach, Montreal Dot Net User Group, Roman Rehak's Vermont User Group, has a weekly blog on SQLServerCentral, and has been recognised as a SQL Server MVP in 2010.

14 March 2011
14 March 2011

The Polyglot of Databases: How Knowledge of MySQL and Oracle Can Give SQL Server DBAs an Advantage

Although switching between different RDBMSs can be the cause of some culture shock for the Database Administrator, it can have its advantages. In fact, it can help you to broaden your perspective of relational databases, refine your problem-solving skills and give you a better appreciation of the relative strengths of different relational databases.… Read more
26 April 2010
26 April 2010

Plan de relève en cas de désastre pour les bases de données sur SQL Serveur

La haute disponibilité est une mesure du temps que cela prendra pour revenir à vos opérations régulières suite à un incident imprévu causant un désastre. Une planification stratégique et une documentation complète sont requises afin de surmonter ce défit. Si votre plan de relève échoue, cet incident pourrait devenir une catastrophe pour votre entreprise. Hugo Shebbeare discute de tous ces détails avec un exemple typique fournissant aussi tout le code et toute la documentation nécessaire pour éviter que cela arrive à vos opérations respectives.… Read more
14 April 2010
14 April 2010

Deployment Management is Worth IT: These Templates Should Make You Believe It Too

Even experienced managers of IT operations can stumble over the most critical part- the documentation. If only there were useful examples around! We commissioned Hugo Shebbeare to explain what is required of such documentation, and why. He has also provided the templates to make it all easy for the pen-chewing DBA or SysAdmin.… Read more
28 August 2009
28 August 2009

Disaster Recovery for SQL Server Databases

High-Availability depends on how quickly you can recover a production system after an incident that has caused a failure. This requires planning, and documentation. If you get a Disaster Recovery Plan wrong, it can make an incident into a catastrophe for the business. Hugo Shebbeare discusses some essentials, describes a typical system, and provides sample documentation.… Read more