1. Creating an SSIS project

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    August 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Now that SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools) has been installed the next step is to create a project. First, open …
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  2. Installing the (currently) latest Data Tools

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    August 14, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m working on a project right now and it’s going to require me not only to refresh my SSIS skills …
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  3. 500 posts


    August 10, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Well, that’s something to be proud of. This is my 500th post on this blog. Not including a handful of …
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  4. Interview Patterns and Anti-Patterns Combined


    August 8, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s that time again. T-SQL Tuesday. The monthly blog party started by Adam Machanic (b/t) seven and a half years …
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  5. SQL Homework – August 2017 – Create a table


    August 2, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you didn’t see it last month I’ve started doing monthly SQL Homework. The first month was backups, this month …
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  6. DBA Dice

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    July 31, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve always thought it would be fun to have a DBA themed magic 8-ball. Now you may not be aware …
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  7. Performance is bad. Did you change anything recently? No. Are you sure?


    July 26, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Ever have this conversation? Dev: Hey, can you help me? The performance on my application is terrible all of a …
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  8. Default SQL Agent Reports – Top Jobs


    July 24, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Looking at what a job has been doing is important. Particularly if something is going wrong. Now there are several …
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  9. Default Database Reports – Disk Usage by Table


    July 19, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you need to know how big a table is. Or several tables. Or all of the …
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  10. Default Instance Reports – Configuration Changes History

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    July 17, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Hey, who changed the max memory setting for the xyz instance? The good news is that this information is captured …
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