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Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:46 PM


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Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:38 PM
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Lesson learnt - never ever use the CLR
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Nice post. As ever the devil is in the details!

One suggestion I would make if anyone has to go through a database file move and consolidation is to double-check the storage.

If you have an underlying SAN then involving your SAN administrator can make life a lot easier. They will know what the physical storage underlying the presented drives looks like and whether it will support the IO load of the consolidation.
It may even prompt them to devot dedicated storage to SQL Server.

It's very easy to forget that there may be things outside of SQL Server that can affect the performance and effectiveness of SQL Server.



If you migrate a really old system imagine finding that someone installed a set of ActiveX components being called by the sp_OA stored procs or through SQL 7 DTS packages


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Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7:16 AM
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Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm sure you have not been the first and will not be the last to have this, or something like this happen when taking over legacy systems or migrating SQL files.
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Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 8:47 AM
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Interesting article. As someone whose possibly facing a change, and considering doing more DBA activities, I learned from what you've said here, Hilda, thanks.

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Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:26 AM
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Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Thank you for sharing the experience. I'm concerned that you have databases set to TRUSTWORTHY ON, though... especially since they're public facing.

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Dealing with CLR procedures is a black art. Be sure to document that so you will remember in a year, when one database is moved again!

So long, and thanks for all the fish,

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Posted Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:19 AM


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Jeff,

I totally agree with on the exposure of the database to the public. The team I formed part with now it's very concious about this issue. We're taking all the steps necessary to prevent that, or at least I'd like to believe we are and every day we're looking for hole in out environment : ) I think awareness and preparation is all we can do.

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Brent Ozar wrote a SQL script called "Blitz! 60 Minute Takeovers" that is meant for DBA's taking over existing database servers and databases that they are inheriting. It's a priceless gem and I have used it so many times in the past when taking over new database servers and databases that I am not familiar with. It should be a mainstay in your SQL toolbox. Check it out at http://www.BrentOzar.com/go/blitz

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