Troubleshooting Horror Stories and the Surprising Lessons They Teach - Part 1


If you spend any time with veteran SQL Server DBAs, you will hear many troubleshooting horror stories that make you groan, laugh, and thank your lucky stars that it didn’t happen to you. Join Kevin Kline and the panel of renowned industry thought leaders from SQLSkills: Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Jonathan Kehayias, Erin Stellato, and Tim Radney as they share their hard-won experience in this two-part webinar series full of laughs and lessons.

Part 1 of this webinar series covers a variety of troubleshooting topics such as:

  • Handling database corruption
  • Parameter sensitivity in T-SQL code
  • Wait statistics analysis and NUMA imbalance
  • Scary “infinite recompile” error messages
  • Updating servers without a testing process
  • And much more…


Each of our panelists come to the table with decades of experience in SQL Server at the very bleeding edge of scalability and high-performance. In addition, the team at SQLSkills is well-known for their courses on Pluralsight and their top-of-the-line SQL Server Immersion Events. If you enjoy your learning opportunities with a heavy dose of storytelling and anecdotes, then this webinar series is for you!

And don’t miss Part 2 for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with the panelists!

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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Principal Program Manager, SentryOne

Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at sentryone.com/blog/author/kevin-kline. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.

Paul S. Randal

Paul S. Randal

CEO / Owner, SQLskills.com

Paul’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world. He spent 9 years working on the SQL Server team, writing DBCC CHECKDB, and ultimately responsible for the entire Storage Engine. In 2007 Paul left Microsoft to co-own and run SQLskills.com, and has been a SQL Server MVP ever since. When he's not tweeting, blogging, or helping someone recover from a disaster, he's likely to be underwater somewhere in the world with his wife, Kimberly L. Tripp.

Kimberly L. Tripp

Kimberly L. Tripp

President/Founder, SQLskills.com

Kimberly’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world; she was also a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for over 15 years. She has over 25 years of experience designing and tuning SQL Server solutions with a focus on optimizing procedural code, indexing strategies, statistics, and partitioning. When she's not tuning SQL servers, she's diving and photographing all sorts of underwater critters such as frogfish with her husband, Paul S. Randal.

Jonathan Kehayias

Jonathan Kehayias

Principal Consultant, SQLSkills

Jonathan is a Microsoft Certified Master and was a longtime Data Platform MVP through 2019. He has presented at multiple conferences including PASS, SQLIntersection, SQLRally, SQLBits, and VMware Open Forum. In addition Jonathan teaches part of the SQLskills Immersion Events on Performance Tuning and on High Availability, and used to teach the SQL Server portion of the Microsoft Certified Master – SharePoint certification for Microsoft. Jonathan is also a Drill Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, and did a tour of duty in Iraq in 2004. He’s married with two young children who he can often be found goofing off with.

Erin Stellato

Erin Stellato

Principal Consultant, SQLskills

Erin Stellato is a SQL Server MVP and lives in Cleveland, OH. She has over 15 years of technology experience and has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include statistics, performance tuning, Extended Events, and helping accidental/involuntary DBAs figure out how SQL Server works. Erin is an active member of the SQL Server community, has volunteered for PASS at the local and national level, and is a regular speaker at conferences like SQLintersection and the PASS Summit. Outside of time with family and friends, she enjoys running, spinning, movies, and all things chocolate.

Tim Radney

Tim Radney

Principal Consultant, SQLskills.com

Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.

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