Monthly Archives: May 2016

  1. I hate saying no


    May 31, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I really do. There is a joke that DBAs say no to everything and there is some truth to that. …
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  2. Connecting to Azure SQL Database


    May 25, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently I created my first Azure SQL Database. But now I need to connect to it. You can connect using …
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  3. Master_Views: master_objects, master_tables, etc


    May 23, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    There is a highly useful system view called sys.master_files. If you’ve never encountered it before it returns a list of …
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  4. Re-Evaluating Best Practices


    May 18, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was reading a blog post from my friend Randolph West (b/t) on Best Practices and a thought struck me. …
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  5. RAID your backups


    May 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Let’s start with a very brief definition of some RAID levels. RAID 0 : Stripe your data across multiple disks. …
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  6. Comparing the contents of two tables


    May 12, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been working on tuning a query for the last week and I’ve had to make several changes to the …
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  7. Getting your Cloud on


    May 10, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of the things I like best about joining in on Adam Machanic’s (b/t) TSQL Tuesday blog party is that …
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  8. Grant Deny Revoke


    May 4, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    It always amazes me how often these three commands get confused. Heck it amazes me how long I confused them. …
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  9. Remove files from a filegroup

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    May 2, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    You have a database with one or more filegroups, and one or more of those filegroups has multiple files. You’ve …
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