Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. Default Database Reports – Disk Usage by Table

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    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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  2. 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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  3. Default reports in SSMS

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    July 13, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    As DBAs our stock in trade is information and there is certainly an impressive amount available. The diagnostic views are …
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  4. Save and save often

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    July 11, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and as I’m sure you remember that means it’s time for T-SQL Tuesday! …
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  5. What is the system_health extended events session?

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    July 5, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Similar to the default trace the system_health session is automatically started up when the instance starts and collects information about …
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  6. SQL Homework – July 2017

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    July 3, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    For years Russ Thomas (b/t) has done a Monthly DBA Challenge and in fact I’ve used it as insperation a …
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  7. SQL Crossword : T-SQL Keywords : June 2017

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    June 28, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I did a SQL crossword last month (not my first one either) and it was pretty popular so I asked …
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  8. Temp table quiz

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    June 26, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Brent Ozar (b/t) posted a pop quiz on twitter earlier today. Go ahead and give it a shot .. I’ll …
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  9. 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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  10. Adding Identity to an existing column

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    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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