Category Archives: System Databases

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. The default autogrowth settings do NOT come from the Model database.

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    April 28, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently saw a question about How to inherit autogrowth settings. They commented that while the new database GUI seemed …
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  7. Collation: Correction -> Instance

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    April 14, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had a recent run in with collation problems and it got me started reading about them. As I read …
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  8. What is mssqlsystemresource?

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    March 4, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you are lucky you’ve never seen an error along the lines of: But let’s face it, luck runs out. …
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  9. Model database

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    January 28, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Most DBAs have at least some idea what the system databases are for. Master has the list of databases & …
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