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Byte Me: Hairy Situation

Poor documentation can really bristle.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2014/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 8: SQL Server PowerShell Provider

In this level we continue our journey into the SQL Server space by looking at the SQL Provider that comes with modules for PowerShell. You saw a little bit of the provider for SQL 2008 R2 in Level 2 of this Stairway.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | 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 2014/10/22 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: hardware
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Finding a table name from a page ID

Imagine you come to work in the morning and notice that some new rows have been entered into the msdb.dbo.suspect_pages table during the night. Usually the first thing you’re going to do is run DBCC CHECKDB, but if your database is a few TB, that could be several hours before you know where the problem is, and which table may have lost data. You want to find out which table is involved as soon as possible so you can explore your disaster recovery options.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/22 | Source: SQLskills | Category: table name
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Comprehensive Baseline Collector Solution

There are no more excuses for not having baseline data. This article introduces a comprehensive Free Baseline Collector Solution  Read more...
By Robert Virag 2014/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: baseline
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When Work Gets in the Way of Work

Work sometimes gets in the way of work. Steve Jones notes this can cause stress and problems over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Exploring Your SQL Server Databases with T-SQL

Scott Swanberg shares 38 scripts he uses time and time again for discovering more about database objects.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Survey on SSDT and Database Projects

Red Gate are developing new tools for users of SSDT and Database Projects in Visual Studio. If you use these technologies, help us make our tools ingeniously simple by completing this 10 minute survey.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/21 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: survey
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What To Do When the Import and Export Wizard Fails (Part I)

My “Success” story describes the import process when it works without a hitch, while my “Challenge” story highlights a common difficulty encountered when using the Microsoft Import and Export Wizard, and then offers a solution.   Read more...
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Why Would You Move?

Most people prefer to work with the platforms that they are familiar with, but there is always pressure to try new, exciting technologies when others have success. Steve Jones explores the idea of switching platforms.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Starting as a SQL Server Business Intelligence Developer

Besides the technical skills required to be a proficient SQL Server business intelligence developer, there are numerous "soft" skills that can contribute to your success.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/20 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
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In Praise of Service Broker

Phil Factor on one of SQL Server's unsung and underused workhorses.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: service broker
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SQLintersection & DEVintersection Conference Descends On Las Vegas November 10-13

DevIntersection and SQLIntersection conference will bring together experts from Microsoft, SQLSkills, .NET Rocks, and 90 industry gurus.   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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It's about Perception

What's the most important thing about your application? The code? The accuracy of its calculations? The layout of the reports? Steve Jones has another opinion.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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5 Reasons You Must Start Capturing Baseline Data

It is widely acknowledged within the SQL Server community that baselines represent valuable information that DBAs should capture. Unfortunately, very few companies manage to log and report on this information, and DBAs are then forced to troubleshoot from the hip and scramble to find evidence to prove that the database is not the problem. This article will make a compelling argument for why DBAs must start capturing baseline information, and will create a roadmap for subsequent posts.  Read more...
By Erin Stellato 2014/10/17 (first published: 2012/11/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: baselines
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Drop and Re-Create All Foreign Key Constraints in SQL Server

Aaron Bertrand supplies a script which generates two separate sets of commands: one to drop all foreign key constraints, and one to create them again. These scripts are stored in a table so that, if you drop the constraints and then disaster of some kind strikes during the create, you still have everything handy and can troubleshoot if needed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/17 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: foreign keys
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Who Watches the Watchers?

Who checks on those who manage our systems? Is there auditing in place for those accidental DBAs?  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2014/10/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Troubleshoot SQL P2P replication doesn't replicate DDL schema change.

This article shows a problem with P2P replication doesn't replicate DDL schema changes and something you might want to check.  Read more...
By Yiqing (Charles) Ju 2014/10/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Set-based Constraint Violation Reporting in SQL Server

When you're importing data into an RDBMS in bulk and an exception condition is raised because of a constraint violation, you generally need to fix the problem with the data and try again. The error won't tell you which rows are causing the violation. What if you've thousands of rows to search when it happens? There are solutions, writes William Sisson.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: constraints
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The 3AM Meltdown - New DBA Team Article

Where do you start fixing a SQL Server crash when there isn’t a single clue? The DBA Team had better find out quick, or they’re not going to get any sleep tonight. Find out how it all goes.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/16 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: monitoring
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