Tag Archives: system functions

  1. What is this default trace you speak of?

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    June 12, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I frequently see the default trace mentioned in answers to forum questions, blog posts, articles, even training sessions. My knowledge …
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  2. Escaping from a runaway Logon trigger

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    May 19, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Most people know that logon triggers can be dangerous if you aren’t careful. And if you didn’t know, well, logon …
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  3. Does SQL Server do a CHECKDB during an instance restart?

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    May 7, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you start up an instance do you rely on the CHECKDB entry in the error log of SQL Server …
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  4. Why is there a sysobjects when we already have sys.objects?

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    May 5, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Once upon a time in a version of SQL far far away we had system tables that were easy to …
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  5. The default autogrowth settings do NOT come from the Model database.

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    April 28, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently saw a question about How to inherit autogrowth settings. They commented that while the new database GUI seemed …
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  6. Collation: Temporary objects and variables: Demonstration

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    April 21, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had a recent run in with collation problems and it got me started reading about them. As I read …
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  7. Negative session_ids

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    January 27, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I probably had the most fun all week when a query I was running came up blocked. Sounds strange right? …
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  8. The “most_recent_sql_handle” column

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    January 22, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    While researching my last post I ran across an interesting column I hadn’t noticed before, sys.dm_exec_connections.most_recent_sql_handle. I mentioned it in …
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  9. Finding active DTS packages

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    November 27, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    DTS is dead, long live SSIS. Way back when SQL 2005 was announced then released DTS was pronounced DOA. SSIS …
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  10. Finding the metadata for a query

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    November 25, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    You know I occasionally find it interesting how I learn new things. I was running through a practice test for …
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