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Distribution Database Migration

This article shows a step-by-step guide to move the distribution database to a new SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Valerij Urban 2014/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Achievement Unlocked: Balance 0

Steve Jones completed a task this year that he's rarely completed in the past.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database

Marcin Policht presents different methods that allow you to monitor the performance and characteristics of your PaaS databases, ensuring that they behave in a manner that matches your expectations.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/20 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql azure
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The SQL Server Container

There's an interesting idea that exists for lightweight, application separation on a host that's different from virtualization. It's Docker, and Steve Jones talks about it today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 2: Job Steps and Subsystems

SQL Server Agent jobs are made up of a series of one or more Job Steps. A job step is assigned to a specific job subsystem, which identifies the kind of work the job step is going to perform. Each job step runs in a separate security context, although each job also has an owner that determines who can modify the job.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2014/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql agent
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Free eBook: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/11/19 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: transaction logs
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Where in the Application Should Data Validation be Done?

Whereabouts in the application should the business logic of data-validation checks be made? The advantages of a layered approach to validation that includes database constraints, would seem to outweigh the disadvantages.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: data validation
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Data Mining Part 21: Excel and Data Mining,validation methods

This article is part of the lesson 18 to 20 related to SQL Server Data Mining with Excel.   Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2014/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: excel
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Removing Rows with the DELETE Statement in SQL Server

Greg Larsen explores how to remove rows from a SQL Server table using the DELETE statement.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/18 | Source: Database Journal | Category: delete rows
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MY Data

As we gather more and more data about individuals, not only does security become an issue, but also the morality of using the data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Possible Duplicate Indexes

When a table has multiple indexes defined on the same columns, it produces duplicate indexes that waste space and have a negative impact on performance. This metric measures the number of possible duplicate indexes per database above a set threshold. You can then consider dropping the indexes and reverse the change.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/11/18 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: index
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Continuous Learning

It pays to continuously learn more about your job. SQL Server is so large, it really is a lifelong effort to drive yourself forward to master more and more.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Overview VII - SSRS Reports and Subscriptions

In the next installment of his series on the SQL Overview toolkit, David Bird looks at the information collected about SSRS.  Read more...
By David Bird 2014/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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SSIS 2012 Projects: Setup, Project Creation and Deployment

It used to be that SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages had to be deployed individually. Now, they can be all deployed together from a single file by means of the Project Deployment Model introduced in SSIS 2012. Where there are tens or hundreds of SSIS packages to deploy, this system is essential.   Read more...
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Prepping for Winter

As winter approaches, many of us get ready in our personal lives, but Steve Jones notes that we might want to make sure we have regular preparation taking place on our systems for difficult times.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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ETL Performance Auditing - Part 3: Auditing Data Warehouse Phase

Easy way to setup a comprehensive ETL Performance auditing Solution no matter how complicated your ETL setup.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2014/11/14 (first published: 2012/06/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: business intelligence
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Bucket List Data

This Friday Steve Jones is looking to see what data you're tracking about your life.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Practical PowerShell Unit-Testing: Getting Started

If you're using PowerShell for automation, you'll probably need to automate the unit-testing of the PowerShell scripts themselves. Michael Sorens introduces you to Pester, the leading test framework for PowerShell, and shows how it can make it easier to produce reliable scripts  Read more...
By 2014/11/14 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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It's Not Just Poor Coding

It's not just poor coding that threatens security, as a new survey shows.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Overcoming the OPENQUERY Record Limit for AD

Sometimes you have to pull more than 50,000 records. A script to do that inside the 1000 record limit.  Read more...
By Steven Burns 2014/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: openquerry
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