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Headlines today   July 30, 2015

Detecting Differences in Files on Servers

Detecting file differences on two different web servers using T-SQL.  Read more...
By Ed Wagner 2015/07/30 | Source: | Category: t-sql
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Download tSQLt Today and Start Unit Testing

The latest version of tSQLt is now available with some SQL Prompt snippets to help you get started.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/07/30 | Source: | Category: tsqlt
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SQL Server Archive and Data Retention Considerations

Tim Smith looks at what to take into consideration before building a design to archive old data in SQL Server databases.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/07/30 | Source: | Category: data retention
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Stairway to SQL Server Security Level 10: Row-Level Security

Unlike some other industrial-strength database servers, SQL Server lacks a built-in mechanism for protecting individual data records, called row-level security. This stairway level explores why you might want to use such a low-level granularity of data access security and how you can implement row-level security.  Read more...
By Don Kiely 2015/07/29 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/07/29 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Redgate | Category: hardware
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Demystifying Oracle's Clustering Factor

One of the more confusing statistics in Oracle is one called the clustering factor. Associated with an index, it's actually dependent on the table data, more specifically the distance between 'jumps' for a given index key. Commonly, a 'jump' is the number of blocks between rows containing the given index key starting with the first block found containing that key. If that sounds confusing don't despair, David Fitzjarrell explains in detail.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/07/29 | Source: Database Journal
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Visualize the timeline of your SQL jobs using Google graph and email

Generate an HTML page with the timeline of your SQL jobs using Google graph and sp_send_dbmail  Read more...
By Theo Ekelmans 2015/07/28 | Source: | Category: jobs
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The Importance of Maintenance on MSDB

MSDB is a system database used by SQL Server. MSDB stores all sorts of data, such as backup history, log shipping monitor history, SSIS packages and Service Broker queue data to name a few. Just like user databases, MSDB needs regular maintenance, including index optimizations and, more importantly, regular purging. In this article, Tim Radney looks at how neglecting your MSDB can negatively impact on your environment.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/07/28 | Source: | Category: msdb
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Introducing the Set-based Loop

Set-based programming doesn’t mean “no loops” or a single statement. Finding out the best ways to traverse a full hierarchy.  Read more...
By Luis Cazares 2015/07/27 | Source: | Category: set-based loop
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Learning Backup to Azure

References and links to get you started in backing up your database to the Azure blob storage.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/07/27 | Source: | Category: backup to azure
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Consequences of wrong database autogrowth settings

In this article we`re going to address the question about autogrowth settings of the database. To be more precise we`re...  Read more...
By roman.horolskiy 2015/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Reblog: Star Schema The Complete Reference – Review

SQLKover update:1.5 year later, I still stand by my position: Star Schema The Complete Reference is the best book on...  Read more...
By Koen Verbeeck 2015/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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By Kapil Singh 2015/07/30 | Category: sql server 2016
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