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Headlines today   April 20, 2018

Making Deployments Simpler with Re-runnable Scripts

Make sure your SQL Server database release scripts to make life easier.  Read more...
By Ed Elliott 2018/04/20 (first published: 2015/11/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: releases
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How to Show the Execution Plan of a Running Query

By looking at a query execution plan, you can determine which steps are used to resolve the query. But what if you just want to find out what the query plans are for only the queries that are currently running?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/20 | Source: Database Journal | Category: execution plans
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Do you check your backups?

Backups. Are you confident you can restore? Do you have a process that ensures you can recover your systems? Learn how one system works in the cloud.  Read more...
By Michael Higgins 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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SQL Server Graph Databases – Part 2: Querying Data in a Graph Database

Along with Graph Databases, Microsoft has introduced the new MATCH function for querying them. Robert Sheldon explains how to use the new function.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server graph database
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5 challenges to scaling DevOps at enterprise level

Many large enterprises launch small DevOps initiatives within certain departments, but subsequently find that scaling DevOps across the organization faces a number of challenges that must be overcome.  Read more...
By 2018/04/19 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 5: Adding New Data To Columnstore Indexes

Earlier levels have shown how Columnstore Indexes work effectively with static data. In most tables however, data is hardly ever static. We are constantly inserting new rows, and updating or deleting existing rows. If you think about what this means for a columnstore index, you will realize that this comes with some unique challenges.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/04/18 (first published: 2015/11/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition

Every day, out in the various online forums devoted to SQL Server, and on Twitter, the same types of questions come up repeatedly: Why is this query running slowly? Why is SQL Server ignoring my index? Why does this query run quickly sometimes and slowly at others? My response is the same in each case: have you looked at the execution plan?  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/04/18 (first published: 2013/07/30) | Source: Redgate | Category: execution plans
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Why sp_prepare Isn’t as “Good” as sp_executesql for Performance

Erik Darling shows how execution plan estimates suffer. 
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Fixing system database corruption with setup.exe

Corruption of the system databases is a serious matter. Setup.exe is a brute force method of replacing them.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2018/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database corruption
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Recover Data in SQL Server AWS RDS with the Help of BACPAC

With Amazon RDS, it’s easy to have a SQL Server running in minutes. There are some limitations, though. Seth Delconte explains a workaround to overcome one of the limitations: the inability to restore a second copy of a database to recover missing data.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: aws
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From the SQLServerCentral Blogs

GDPR, Database Backups, and the Right to be Forgotten

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, there is no cause for any kind of panic when it comes...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Remove-DbaBackup with dbatools

I really like the dbatools project. This is a series of PowerShell cmdlets that are built by the community and...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Question of the Day

Manage the suspect_pages Table on SQL Sever 2017

By Junior Galvão - MVP 2018/04/20 | Category: suspect pages
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The suspect_pages table is used for maintaining information about suspect pages, and is relevant in helping to decide whether a restore is necessary. The suspect_pages table resides which system database?

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