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THWACK [Mini] Mission: Database Management

Community Manager
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Things that go bump in the night. Things that rustle in the leaves. Sharp teeth and yellow eyes and the smell of danger. All of those things are scary. But is anything as scary as Database Terror?! There are so many things that can go wrong with an unmonitored database. So many mistakes can be made. So many hours of lost productivity. It has us biting our nails, sitting at the edge of our seats, clutching our pearls!

Is there a light at the end of this dark, drippy tunnel? How do we muddle through? Is that your heartbeat in your ears or is it footsteps creeping behind you?

This spooky season don’t let database terror keep you away from the candy and virtual parties. Arm yourself with the database tools you need to go Beyond Database Terror. End the fright with actionable insights.

 

OCTOBER MINI MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.


PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

October 26, 2020: Monopoly IT Board Game

November 2, 2020: Whirley-Pop Popper Kit


Grand Prize:
November 2, 2020: Mini Projector20 ft Inflatable Projector Screen

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 19, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

Complete the mission shortcut between October 19, 2020 and November 1, 2020 to be entered to win a Ring Video Doorbell 3!

Shortcut Steps:

  1. Download a Free Trial of Database Performance Monitor
  2. Download and install the agent on your database server (Note: If unable to install agent on DB server, there are other methods that you can use to monitor as well); and
  3. Submit a screenshot of your database inside of DPM 

START FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOTS



 

Mini Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada  | Germany  | Australia 

Mini Mission Shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada  | Germany  | Australia 

46 Comments
Level 9

Yay new mini mission. Also I am 100% behind the whirley-pop! This is the one true way to make popcorn!

Level 11

Happy Days.

A new min mission, Thank you, I really enjoy these and also the mini mission.  

First green tick too. 😀

Level 20

Another mission!  Geesh this year has gone by so fast already.  I can't believe it's almost halloween.

Bill

Level 7

Oct 20th question says answer is "machine learning" but thats not an option.

Level 11

Hi 

I don't think the question for today (20th Oct) is clear. 

I can guess but do not want to get it incorrect. Is it possible if you could please look at it. 

Thank you

Regards

Level 10

Today answer did not appear in the choices.

 

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Level 11

Hi 

Re-read the question and it is there. Have a coffee first though 

Regards

 

Level 10

Ramaiya2  you were correct. I needed a cup of coffee. Thanks

Level 11

The answer provided isn't available as an option.  So you get a red X.  This needs to be reviewed and reset @yumdarling 

Level 9

Thanks for the early advise.  I had  a coffee then a protein shake and read the question twice.  I was rewarded with the green check mark.  

Level 20

I totally failed today... it's debatable what the answer should be I think.

I found today's question to be straightforward and directly referenced in the provided Hint Link ... not sure where the confusion lies.    

I'm thinking coffee may be playing a role.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi friends. Feel free to message me if you feel the answer was tricky or you want to talk about a reset. Right now we are way under threshold for a reset. Still early in the States though, ya never know what the day may bring. 

Level 9

Yeah, carefully reading the question is key for today's answer, green check mark FTW!

Level 12

This week's prize I was like WOW monopoly create an IT game.  Nice.  Then come to find out its about the remake IT movie.  Which is nice but had me hopes up.

Melon

Level 8

I had the same reaction when I saw "IT" Monopoly. I thought I was going to be buying out Apple as Board Walk, nope just running from a killer clown ha!

Level 9

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Level 9

Today is another tricky question. 

I'm not sure we are really learning much about SolarWinds products this mission.  It seems more about analyzing tricky questions.  

Hint: Don't be fooled by the line that says "...pinpoint performance issues in minutes."

I was, and was rewarded by a big red

 

Level 11

Hi jcournoyer

I agree, the question is not clear. pinpoint performance issues in minutes is not in seconds. 

Regards

Level 11

@ramaiya2 I saw that too, but kept reading because the question asked about monitoring database performance down to the second but that line refers to how long it takes DPA to pinpoint issues.  I was able to find almost exact wording from the question further down the page.

Level 9
Level 10

@yumdarling @hroesch01 you put the same link with the extra 'r' on the end. try this

Level 11

It is miserable outside, raining and cold,

But first green tick of the week,

Happy Monday everyone  

Level 14

@ramaiya2 you're absolutely right, It's cold, wet & nasty, but a lovely warm tick cheers me up.

Level 8

Green ticks everywhere 🙂

Wow, not even a hint.   I must say, although I think I know, a Hint would have been nice.   I do not have time to watch the entire thing.

Level 8

I would agree.  I guessed wrong because I did not have time to watch the entire thing.  

@yumdarling We demand a recount.   Or a retry?  

@yumdarling I answered incorrectly today, although at around 15:00 minutes into the video, the answer I chose was mentioned as an integration. Are you allowing resets for this question?

Community Manager
Community Manager

I've been watching the numbers and I will probably reset today. Looks like there is some confusion. I just don't want to do it without also being able to tell you where the correct answer is in the video..

I'll comment once we are reset. 

Level 8

Ah, I got a green tick. I think I was overanalyzing but the answer is surely there and everywhere. 

Level 8

I found todays answer about the 24-25 minute mark. Got the nice green check

Level 7

Thank you Superman! I did not have 52 minutes (actually 24-25) to spend watching the video.

Level 8

@yumdarling Were you going to reset the today question or can I have a retry?   thanks

Level 9

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@yumdarling There is no Yes/No Checkbox and Submit stays "grey"..

"You have already completed this survey."

MVP
MVP

Also ran into the same issue - tried another browser and may have submitted the survey twice before checking the comments... 😜

Level 11

Yeah same here, unable to hit submit.

Level 11

Unable to submit also, Must be a Friday thing 

Community Manager
Community Manager

1. Refresh and try now 

2. I'm gonna tell y'all a story. At around 3am Yum time, my daughter woke up to nurse. I'm blearily sitting in bed, going over my Friday to-do list in my head when suddenly I get that weird zing through my brain and I think to myself "poop, I haven't checked to make sure today's question is in the thing correctly." And then two thoughts occur to me simultaneously. One is, "I've done this a million times by now" and the second was "well if it's in there wrong, I know my friends abroad will let me know by 6am" and look at us now!

Have a great weekend abroad-friends. You're the real stars. 

@yumdarling anything more on the Thursday question? Sounds like most of us got thrown into the pit on that one.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @undesired_result!

I reset that question. Definitely sounds like it was tricky. 

Yum

Level 9

Minutes not seconds!👨‍💻

@yumdarling thank you! You take good care of us, have a good weekend!

Level 10

Hi Yumdarling,

Completed October thwack mini mission survey.

@yumdarling

 

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Level 9

wow

Level 14

Wow, I won the popcorn maker.  Perfect timing as England is about to go into Covid lockdown again.  I guess i will pass the time stuck at home, watching movies and eating popcorn.  Time for elastic waisted trousers.

Thanks to everyone involved with keeping Thwack going during these difficult times.  Great job folks.

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After CIS/MIS contracted for DISA in mid 90’s Worked with Toyota for 3 years Worked for GE for 4 years (Here was where I first found SW products) Did a bunch of various network engineering projects Contracted for GE for 4 more years Currently working with General Dynamics Mission Systems   William Eckler IT Business Operations Services .ılılı..ılılı. GENERAL DYNAMICS Mission Systems