Monthly Archives: June 2017

  1. Dynamically generate the command line DMA statement for each database

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    June 21, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you are upgrading your instance to 2016 (or 2017 soon) then you probably are going to want to run …
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  2. Adding Identity to an existing column


    June 19, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    A friend had an interesting problem today. A really big table (multiple millions of rows) and no primary key. He …
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  3. Turning ANSI_PADDING off, and why you shouldn’t


    June 15, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I ran into an interesting error the other day while doing a partition switch. Partition switch failed because : column …
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  4. Buzzword Bingo

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    June 13, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Grant Fritchey (b/t) is our host for T-SQL Tuesday this month and surprise surprise he’d like to talk about DEVOPS. …
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  5. UDP vs TCP


    June 7, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you’ve worked much with named instances you’ve probably had to deal with the question “What port is that instance …
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  6. Backup to NUL


    June 5, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Yes, I spelled that correctly. NUL not NULL. NUL is basically a location you can send a backup to. In …
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