Category Archives: Backups

  1. Playing with the log – VLF order while growing the log

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    December 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    The log file is one of those parts of SQL Server I find fascinating. For instance it is composed of …
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  2. Playing with the log – Before the first full backup

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    October 29, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    The log file tends to fascinate me. In fact one of my favorite posts is where I looked into the …
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  3. Database default locations

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    September 29, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of the options you had when installing your instance was setting some default file locations. Defaut data file location …
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  4. Generating a restore script

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    August 18, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    In order to speed up our backups on a large database our team decided to stripe the backup files. In …
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  5. Transactions: Creating a single restore point across multiple databases.

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    February 3, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is a disaster and recovery trick I’ve found to be useful for developers with batch processes that hit multiple …
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  6. I’ve refreshed a test database from prod but now the users can’t access it.

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    October 9, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    This happens to me all the time. I get a request from a developer to overwrite the test copy of …
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  7. Brad Shultz’s blog on reviewing your database

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    September 17, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is possibly the best blog I have every read on the subject of reviewing a database. It is witty, …
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  8. “My transaction log is too big!”

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    August 12, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    “My transaction log is too big!” I wish I had a dime for each time phrase has been spoke, written, …
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  9. Using OUTPUT to back up a change

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    June 26, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    How will you back out if your change doesn’t work?! Always take a backup! There should always be a back …
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  10. Disaster Recovery’s big brother Operational Recovery

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    June 20, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m going to get slammed for the title by someone but I stand by it. First some definitions. Disaster Recovery …
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