Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. Compressed backup errors and TF 3042

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    March 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Compressing your backups has very few downsides. It’s usually faster (the additional time for compression is less than the time …
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  2. Limits vs Goals

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    March 14, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s that time again. Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan (b/t) is the host this month and has a fun topic for us. …
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  3. Using GROUP BY instead of DISTINCT

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    March 6, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently, Aaron Bertrand (b/t) posted Performance Surprises and Assumptions : GROUP BY vs. DISTINCT. In it he says he prefers …
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  4. Queries with optional parameters

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    February 27, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    These are those queries where you are pulling for, let’s say, a first name, a last name, a state, and/or …
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  5. What’s in my backup file?

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    February 22, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Restoring a backup file is pretty easy right? Ok, but what if more than one database backup is stored in …
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  6. Deadlock on ALTER DATABASE

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    February 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had an interesting problem recently. A database was stuck in single user mode. How exactly was it stuck you …
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  7. Server level database permissions

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    February 14, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sometimes you have a requirement to grant permissions to every database on an instance. Historically this has required creating a …
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  8. Deadlock priority

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    February 8, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everyone deals with deadlocks from time to time. But sometimes we need to control who’s the deadlock victim and who …
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  9. SQL Connectivity issues: A guided walk through

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    February 6, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    The SQL Tiger Team (t) has recently put out a guided walkthrough for SQL Connectivity issues. Announcement Walk Through If …
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  10. Changing what SSMS opens on startup

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    February 1, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you open SSMS a connection window automatically comes up. Then once you pick your server, connection type, username and …
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