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Headlines today   June 26, 2017

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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SQL Azure Reporting Automation

This article will talk about preparing a runbook in Azure to schedule the report of space usage of databases in Azure environment  Read more...
By Tushar Kanti 2017/06/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Redgate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/06/21 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Turning ANSI_PADDING off, and why you shouldn’t

I ran into an interesting error the other day while doing a partition switch. Partition switch failed because : column ‘xyz’...  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2017/06/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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The Three T’s of Backups

I just read several more horror stories that include, among other things, failed backups. I’ve said it before (at volume,...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2017/06/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Turn off Database Mirroring

By Steve Jones 2017/06/26 | Category: database mirroring
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I want to disable database mirroring from the mirror server. When I try to access the properties of the mirror database, the selection is grayed out. From T-SQL, how do...  Read more...
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