Tag Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. DBA Myths: CHECKDB runs on startup.

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    September 16, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you look at your error log you’ll (hopefully) see entries like this shortly after the instance startup: CHECKDB for …
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  2. DMV with SQL Server Service info (including the service accounts)

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    September 12, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently found this DMV and couldn’t wait to share. sys.dm_server_services What’s so great about it? For each service for …
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  3. My fantasy SQL feature(s)? T-SQL Tuesday #118

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    September 10, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s fantasy football time again? Oh, fantasy feature? Oh, yea, that makes a lot more sense for #tsql2sday. What’s #tsql2sday? …
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  4. When were the statistics last updated and how many rows were sampled?

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    September 4, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    TL;DR; Final query is at the bottom. Every now and again (particularly when someone is having performance problems) I’ll get …
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  5. SQL Homework – September 2019 – Getting the data in

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    September 2, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everything else aside two of the most important tasks of a database are to get data in, and get data …
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  6. Setting Trigger Order

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    August 26, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you can help it you probably shouldn’t be using triggers. But if you have to use a trigger you …
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  7. Why do DBAs dislike loops?

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    August 22, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you started out as a developer you were probably taught how important loops are. They are one of the …
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  8. Constructing a datetime from an integer date and an integer time.

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    August 15, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Occasionally I’ve seen date and time stored separately as integers. This had some practical applications back before we had date …
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  9. Temporary stored procedures

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    August 7, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; Temporary stored procedures are excellent for testing pieces of code that are going to go into (or come from) …
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  10. SQL Homework – August 2019 – Getting the data out

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    August 5, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everything else aside two of the most important tasks of a database are to get data in, and get data …
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