I was helping someone out with something so I thought you guys would like to have these 2 short lines of code that can be pretty useful. Here I’m going to show you how to check your DB for tables that [...]
About 3mos ago I had my work box rebuilt. The encryption software glitched and it just wouldn’t boot. So the helpdesk girl was able to slave the drive to another box and copy my files to a NAS. I looked and [...]
I got a request today to compare 2 DBs and see if they’ve got all the same tables. It seemed easy enough since I’ve got the redgate Schema Compare tool, but it actually isn’t. See, for some reason Schema Compare doesn’t [...]
It seems that one of the key pieces of info you need when looking into performance problems is whether your SQL box is sitting in a VM or not. This could greatly expand the scope of your troubleshooting. The problem is [...]
Here’s a good one for you guys. I got a call from one of my DBAs today that they’re having trouble with the logs on one server not truncating. They’ve brought the server space to a critical level, and it needs [...]
Quite often there’s no benefit to a feature if you’re not using it, but this time that’s not the case. Even if you’re not using partitioning you can still take advantage of it in a really cool way.
Let’s say you’ve [...]
This is going to be a short post, but an important one to demonstrate the importance of thinking about what you’re doing. I recently taught a backup tuning session at SQLSaturday 90 in OKC. You can see the session [...]
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