Category Archives: System Databases

  1. Is it just me or does msdb feel a lot like a user database?

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    July 17, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you think of system databases, tables, etc there are a number of things you might think of. Necessary to …
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  2. db_owner in msdb == sysadmin

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    May 6, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    This doesn’t require much in the way discussion. This isn’t exactly a huge issue since I don’t think granting db_owner …
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  3. It’s all just data.

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    April 17, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Tables, stored procedures, views, logins, constraints, etc, etc. It’s all just data. In every database system I’ve ever worked on …
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  4. What are the system databases?

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    May 21, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I get to help with technical interviews every now and again, and one of the questions we always ask is …
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  5. More Collation Confusion. (tempdb)

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    November 8, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve talked about Collation Confusion before. We had the dev and test instances at one collation and the production instance …
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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. Start SQL Server without tempdb

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    January 20, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; Re-start the instance in safe mode (-f startup parameter) and move tempdb. Then re-start without the parameter. While at …
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  8. There are #temp tables and then there are ##temp tables.

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    March 16, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Temporary tables are a common enough thing in T-SQL that most of us have probably used them on a fairly …
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  9. SQL Judo’s Monthly Challenge – January 2014 – Restore the Master

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    January 5, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every month SQL Judo (Russ Thomas) (b/t) challenges us to do his Monthly DBA Challenge. I’ve decided it would be …
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  10. Putting sp_ at the beginning of your stored procedure.

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    November 24, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you see articles and posts about putting sp_ at the beginning of a stored procedure. So …
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