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Filegroup restoring and database consistency

In this article, we'll explore a less used feature of SQL Server: filegroup restoring, feature that has an interesting consequence because database can become inconsistent without any warning and standard checks don't reveal any issue.  Read more...
By Bogdan SAHLEAN 2017/06/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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How to Read the Transaction Log File

Have you ever wanted to be able to see the actual transactions that are contained in the transaction log file? Greg Larsen shows you how to browse the transaction log using an undocumented function.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/27 | Source: Database Journal | Category: transaction log
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Workplace Encounters: Using Volume Mount Points in SQL FCIs

How we overcame the A to Z Windows Drive-Letter limitation using Volume Mount Points  Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2017/06/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: disks
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A DLM Approach to Database Testing

Database Lifecycle Management aims to make the development and modification of databases more predictable. Bugs are the source of more unpredictability than anything else, purely because it is so difficult to guess how long it will take to fix them. Good testing at all stages may take some time and effort, but it greatly reduces likelihood of the wildcard factor of the bug that is first detected during the deployment process; or worse, that gets into the production release.  Read more...
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Microsoft SQL Server Utilities and Tools

Useful free and paid utilities and tools for Microsoft SQL Server - complete list of 213 Utilities  Read more...
By Konstantin Taranov 2017/06/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tools
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Getting Started with Azure SQL Data Warehouse - Part 5

In part 5 of this series covering Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Arshad Ali looks at performance optimization.  Read more...
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Where's the Ops in DevOps? Part 1

In the first of a three-part series, guest bloggers from DevOpsGuys look at the real role of Ops in DevOps. Where it changes, how it changes, and why Ops has an important part to play in the brave new world of DevOps.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/23 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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How to Decipher sysschedules

Take the mystery out of sysschedules and interpret the data into a plain text format.  Read more...
By Alan Jefferson 2017/06/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server agent
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Statistics in SQL: Simple Linear Regressions

Although linear regressions can get complicated, most jobs involving the plotting of a trendline are easy. Simple Linear Regression is handy for the SQL Programmer in making a prediction of a linear trend and giving a figure for the level probability for the prediction, and what is more, they are easy to do with the aggregation that is built into SQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/22 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: statistics
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SQL Server Row Count for all Tables in a Database

Dattatrey Sindol explains the different ways in which you can get the row counts from all the tables in a SQL Server database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/22 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: row count
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By dustinryan 2017/06/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science – Continued

A couple of weeks back I blogged about my progress in the “Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science” curriculum. I’ve...  Read more...
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The Disabled Job Schedule

By Steve Jones 2017/06/27 | Category: agent jobs
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I have a Agent job with a T-SQL step that is scheduled to run once a day (only one schedule attached to this job). There are no alerts attached to the...  Read more...
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