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Testing COALESCE with tSQLt

Learn how you can use tSQLt to test your COALESCE queries.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsqlt
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How to Read a Transaction Log Backup

The transaction log backup is stored in SQL Server proprietary format, just like the transaction log itself. Even though the transaction log backup is in a special format, Microsoft has provided us with the fn_dump_dblog() function to read transaction log backups. This function is undocumented, so you should use care when using this function in a production environment.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/17 | Source: Database Journal | Category: transaction log
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Stairway to SQL Server Automated Database Testing Level 1: Why You Need TDD

The first article in this Stairway Series makes the case for test-driven development.  Read more...
By Sebastian Meine 2017/08/16 (first published: 2014/12/31) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views

Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) are a significant and valuable addition to the DBA's troubleshooting armory, laying bare previously unavailable information regarding the under-the-covers activity of your database sessions and transactions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/16 (first published: 2013/08/21) | Source: Redgate | Category: performance tuning
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Monitoring Azure Cloud and Hybrid Environments

Cloud-based services and applications must still be monitored just like the on-premise ones. You still need most of your data center activities that ensure that your planning, budgeting, security and service-level obligations are met wherever the data and services are actually hosted. There is much to be said for an integrated approach to providing a unified view of entire application workloads on-premise. hybrid and cloud using the same tools wherever possible.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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New permissions features brings access control to SQL Clone

SQL Clone permissions has been high on the wish-list for users and the new feature addresses it in an intuitive way that enables you to allocate and change permissions quickly and easily.  Read more...
By 2017/08/16 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql clone
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Using Database Master Keys in SQL Server

Learn the basics of Database Master Keys and how you can use them in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: encryption
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Let’s Corrupt a Database Together, Part 3: Detecting Corruption

Having already shown how to corrupt a database, and then how nonclustered indexes can be corrupted independently, in this post Brent Ozar explains how you can detect corruption.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/15 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: corruption
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SQL Server Management Studio Tips

Complete guide about hidden gems of SSMS 
By Konstantin Taranov 2017/08/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssms
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SQL Server function to check dynamic SQL syntax

Although most of what you read tells you to stay away from dynamic SQL, the reality is there are places where writing T-SQL code dynamically just makes sense. The one downside to dynamic SQL is that if it is not written correctly the code will fail. Eli Leiba shares a function that he created to help determine if the dynamic code is OK prior to execution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/14 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: dynamic code analysis
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Change RegisterAllProvidersIP setting on an existing Availability Group

Was working with a client who had an existing Availability Group, but did not have the RegisterAllProvidersIP setting enabled on...  Read more...
By willassaf@gmail.com 2017/08/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Distributed Replay Targets

By Steve Jones 2017/08/17 | Category: distributed replay
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I've captured a trace on a SQL Server 2012 instance that I want to replay on a different instance for upgrade testing. What versions of SQL Server can I target...  Read more...
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