1. Fixing Data Migration Assistant timeouts

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    December 8, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been really excited about the new Data Migration Assistant (DMA) since I first heard about it. One of the …
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  2. TSQL Tuesday #85 Invite – Backup and Recovery

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    December 6, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Come on down! You’re the next contestant on T-SQL Tuesday! I’m your host Kenneth Fisher and this month I’d thought …
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  3. Using OUTPUT with a field list.

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    November 30, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently wrote an article for SQL Server Central about using OUTPUT. In case you aren’t aware OUTPUT is a …
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  4. Easy to read CHECKDB

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    November 28, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you ask a senior DBA what are the top 5 most important commands in T-SQL you’ll probably see DBCC …
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  5. It greatly pleases me to announce, HAL0003!

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    November 23, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I while back as part of a T-SQL Tuesday post I created HAL0001, then later HAL0002 with a long-term goal …
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  6. Reload a table quickly.

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    November 21, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sometimes loading new data or even changes into a table just isn’t going to work. You need a complete reload. …
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  7. SQLSkills waits and latches library

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    November 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    SQLSkills is an amazing resource for the SQL Server community. Between their blogs, white papers, and the SQLSkills Insider emails …
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  8. When was my index created or at least last updated?

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    November 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    SQL Server stores a create date and a change date for each object in the sys.objects system view. Unfortunately while …
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  9. Is it safe to grant Administer Bulk Operations?

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    November 10, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    First I guess we had best start with definitions right? The permission Administer Bulk Operations and the role bulkadmin are …
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  10. TSQL Tuesday #84: Zip to Speaker

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    November 8, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Well, it’s that time of the month again. It’s T-SQL Tuesday yet again, and this time round it’s Andy Yun (b/t) …
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