Think About Recovery Mode

Kendra Little answers a user question about a co-worker who puts all prod databases into Simple recovery mode:

What if Your Coworker Regularly Goes Off the Ranch and Doesn’t Use Change Control?

Don’t cover for them.

Ask them about it first to make sure there wasn’t an emergency change request you’re unaware of for the change, but be honest about what happened when you’re asked.

In other words, treat them as an equal and a grown-up.

Sometimes in this situation, people sugar coat things or cover for the person who makes mistakes. You need to treat them as an adult though.

If you made mistakes, you would own up to what happened and work to not do it again, right? It’s just about respectfully allowing others to own their actions.

Kendra’s answer is a good mixture of technical explanation and not being socially inept.  It’s important to follow that two-pronged approach.

Related Posts

Scripting Maintenance Mode Tasks

Jamie Wick shares some hard-earned knowledge regarding scripting out maintenance tasks using Powershell: Given that we have several hundred servers (and growing), this process is taking an increasing amount of time each month. Over the years we’ve implemented various automated patching systems (WSUS, IBM BigFix, etc.) and they’ve worked reasonably well for managing the Download & […]

Read More

Azure Without ARM

Ed Elliott gives us a few ways of deploying Azure resources without using ARM templates: So, what are our options? Create/Edit/Delete ourselves using Powershell/.Net/Python/Go/Java/Some Other SDK Process something else (YAML?) into JSON Generate the ARM using c#/Powershell/something else 3rd party tools, (Terraform is the big daddy) / others include Sparkle Formation To be honest, I’d […]

Read More

Categories

June 2016
MTWTFSS
« May Jul »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930