1. What’s in my backup file?

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    February 22, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Restoring a backup file is pretty easy right? Ok, but what if more than one database backup is stored in …
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  2. Penny wise, pound stupid

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    February 20, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Growing up my mother used this phrase quite a bit. Penny wise, pound stupid. (In case you didn’t know the …
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  3. Deadlock on ALTER DATABASE

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    February 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had an interesting problem recently. A database was stuck in single user mode. How exactly was it stuck you …
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  4. Server level database permissions

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    February 14, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sometimes you have a requirement to grant permissions to every database on an instance. Historically this has required creating a …
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  5. Deadlock priority

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    February 8, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everyone deals with deadlocks from time to time. But sometimes we need to control who’s the deadlock victim and who …
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  6. SQL Connectivity issues: A guided walk through

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    February 6, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    The SQL Tiger Team (t) has recently put out a guided walkthrough for SQL Connectivity issues. Announcement Walk Through If …
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  7. Changing what SSMS opens on startup

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    February 1, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you open SSMS a connection window automatically comes up. Then once you pick your server, connection type, username and …
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  8. Azure quick start

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    January 30, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    In case you hadn’t noticed, I love built in help. DBCC HELP, the script button in SSMS, even BOL. Well …
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  9. My SQL logins don’t work. Again.

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    January 25, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    My recent post on why SQL logins aren’t working has generated a couple of follow up posts. The first one …
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  10. Creating a connect entry.

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    January 23, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently wrote a blog about how to tell why your SQL login isn’t working. There were a lot of …
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