Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. When was this database restored?

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    July 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I frequently need to know where backups went and I restore those backups for operational recovery on a regular basis. …
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  2. Blogger Questions: What should I blog about?

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    July 25, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Over the last four years I’ve blogged almost 400 times. It’s become a refuge, a resource, a source of pride, …
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  3. Want to be able to read your database between restores?

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    July 20, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    When restoring a database there are times when it would nice to restore a bit, check what’s been restored so …
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  4. Is the network your last performance bottleneck?

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    July 18, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Let’s say your company relies on the cloud for its servers (or maybe not, on premise networks have more options …
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  5. Altering a column in a large table: A case study

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    July 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Fair warning, this is a discussion piece. I had a task, I went through several possibilities and I’m going to …
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  6. Default database file sizes

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    July 12, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s Chris Yates (b/t) birthday! (I think he just tured 19.) And in honor of his birthday we are writing …
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  7. Phantom SSIS Changes

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    July 5, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    That SSIS change just won’t stick! There is a new business requirement, so now you have to change an existing …
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  8. Finding, disabling and enabling foreign keys

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    June 29, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Foreign keys are a classic method of enforcing RI (Referential Integrity). Unfortunately though, they can get in the way if …
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  9. Perfectly Placed Parentheses

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    June 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Like many other programming languages T-SQL uses parentheses () for a number of tasks. To help determine precedence, function calls …
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  10. Database snapshots

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    June 22, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This feature is Enterprise only which can limit who it is useful to, but I find the whole concept fascinating. …
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