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.
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
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