Monthly Archives: February 2018

  1. A day in the life of a Sr DBA/Dev

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    February 28, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you are a Sr DBA or developer you have probably had some variation of this conversation at multiple points …
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  2. Double hop error when using SQLCMD

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    February 26, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; SQLCMD v2014 and up has special requirements for Kerberos. One of the problems with linked servers (no rude noises …
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  3. Windowing without a partition by or an order by

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    February 21, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you’ve never worked with windowing functions they look something like this: The other day someone mentioned that you could …
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  4. The default filegroup, and why you should care.

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    February 19, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    You know you can have multiple filegroups right? You might have a separate filegroup for the data (the clustered index …
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  5. Synonyms, how and why.

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    February 15, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Did you know SQL Server has a thing called a synonym? It’s not something you see used very often even …
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  6. Hobbies, stress relief, and meeting management: T-SQL Tuesday #99

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    February 13, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s T-SQL Tuesday again! And in fact it’s the 99th one! Given that T-SQL Tuesday runs once a month that …
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  7. Backups of backups or How long is my backup really available?

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    February 7, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve said before that backups are at once one of the easiest things DBAs do, one of the most important, …
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  8. SQL Homework – February 2018 – Work with security

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    February 5, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    This month let’s create some security! Create logins: GUI 5 pts/Script 5 pts Create a SQL login and a Windows …
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