javadvent calendar day 14

December 14, 2009

Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching.
--Scott Adams, The Way of the Weasel
There can be no finer damnation of the Microsoft Engineering Mentality than the way they embed SQL Server DB backup metadata in the dumpfile - including the full path of the file, so if you want to put the db on a slightly differently configured machine, you are hosed. AARGH!
Oh, but the NAME of the database has to be entered by hand. Seriously, MS? What am I not seeing here?