Category Archives: Problem Resolution

  1. Help it takes forever to open the SQL Server Log!

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    January 24, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Just to be very clear, I’m talking about the SQL Server Log, not database logs. Sometimes this is called the …
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  2. How to read a technical blog

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    January 17, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    There are thousands, tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of blogs out there on all sorts of topics. If …
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  3. A Solution for Squirrely SQL Server Security: TSQL Tuesday #98

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    January 9, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s the first T-SQL Tuesday of the year! Arun Sirpal (b/t) is our host this month. Thanks, Arun! The subject …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. My SQL logins don’t work. Again.

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    January 25, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    My recent post on why SQL logins aren’t working has generated a couple of follow up posts. The first one …
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  9. Creating a connect entry.

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    January 23, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently wrote a blog about how to tell why your SQL login isn’t working. There were a lot of …
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  10. Lead Blocker

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    January 18, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Blocking is just part of life I’m afraid. Because we have locks (and yes we have to have them, and …
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