Just a few blog posts that you ought to go and read.
First up, Tom LaRock maintains a listing of SQL bloggers split up into various cleverly named groups to show you where to go to get good information. This really is an excellent collection of bloggers. It’s the people I go to when I need information. Some of them are better resources than the Books Online when they post something. Personally, I’ve made the list for the last several years, but Tom has decided that I’m worth of elevation, so I’ve gone from the Model database to the Master database. Thanks Tom. One blog that’s not on Tom’s list is Tom’s blog. You should be reading that regularly too. And congratulations to Tom again on making MCM.
Next, one of the bloggers on Tom’s list, and a friend, is Aaron Bertrand. Aaron has posted pretty much everything you need to know about how to get the most out of DBCC, not at his blog. I was considering a blog post on this myself but after reading this, why bother. He has it covered, up to and including linking over to Paul Randal’s advice on how to break up your DBCC checks (and Paul would know since he wrote the silly thing). Seriously, go and read Aaron’s blog post right now. It’s must reading for all the DBAs who are not Paul.