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Guest Columnist: Roy Carlson

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Running a Query Using a Text File for Input

When automating administrative actions for SQL Server, there are a number of ways to handle the workflow. Longtime SQL Server DBA Roy Carlson brings us a technique for using a text file as input to the standard SQL Server tools.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2007/03/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Monitoring File Sizes in SQL Server Part 4

Monitoring in the real world. Roy Carlson concludes his series on space monitoring for your SQL Servers with a real world example of how he found a problem and fixed it.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2006/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Monitoring File Sizes in SQL Server Part 3

Trending the size data for your databases can be crucial when ordering new hardware or just ensuring that you can handle the load. In Part 3, Roy Carlson looks at how you get the sizes needed for your instances into Excel and generate a chart for trending of this important piece of performance data.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2006/11/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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Monitoring File Sizes in SQL Server Part 2

Continuing with his series on monitoring space, Roy Carlson looks at checking the space in a folder to be sure your SQL Server databases never run out of storage.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2006/11/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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Monitoring File Sizes in SQL Server Part 1

Monitoring the file sizes and free space on your SQL Server can be done in a number of ways, but it needs to be done or you will get a phone call when you least expect it. In an interesting read, Roy Carlson brings us a great way with code and reporting to setup your own monitoring system.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2006/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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No Outlook for Alerts!

SQL Server 2000 has a fantastic subsystem for alerting the DBA and keeping him or her informed as to the state of the server. However the email subsystem introduces a dependency on Outlook for alerts that can be a problem for some environments. Author Roy Carlson brings us an ingenious method for reading logs and sending alerts without Exchange or Outlook.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2005/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Scripted Server Snapshot

Users call and complain and by the time you get to the server, everything looks fine. Even running Profiler sometimes doesn't capture the information. Author Roy Carlson found a solution, a script that you can give to users to dump whatever information you need to an Excel file.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2005/07/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: advanced querying
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You Want To Do What, with MY Database?

SQL Server 2000 is an extremely powerful and flexible development platform, but if the users mess up the data, there's nothing you can do. Protecting the integrity sometimes means severely limiting access to users. Roy Carlson brings us a technique using sp_makewebtask that you can easily use to provide users with some data without giving them query access.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2005/05/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Know Your Data

Or at least the types of your data. New author Roy Carlson was working in SQL Server 2000 to calculate some values based on row counts, sales amounts, etc. and discovered some interesting results. Without his sharp eye, a number of individuals would have been upset by the resulting lack of commissions, as may some of your clients. Read about some potential problems in your calculations if you are not careful with your data types.   Read more...
By Roy Carlson 2005/04/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: advanced querying
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