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Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:40 PM
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Posted Thursday, November 29, 2007 1:24 AM
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Useful seeing it listed out like that.

#10 - Whack a Mole. I Like to do something similar but add to the equation total time of queries. Saving 2 seconds off a 3 second query that runs a thousand times a day is better than 10 seconds off a 15 second query that runs only two or three times a day.
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I agree with that, but wanted to keep it simple. In my view its more important to adopt the philosophy of spending some time on performance each week than to use a specific implementation. I suspect that using your system or mine in a year we'd have systems that ran substantially smoother!

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Andy,
What a great post! It pretty much outlines how I spend my day when working as a DBA....

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Posted Thursday, November 29, 2007 6:27 AM
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My first time posting but I really loved the article.
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Good article and it definitely provides a way to find out if you are doing what needs to be done.

As far as #10, how do you deal with a situation where the application is a 3rd party app and you can't make performance improvements?




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As far as #10, how do you deal with a situation where the application is a 3rd party app and you can't make performance improvements?

You have evidence to give to the developers. Any decent developer would be quite happy to have that level of information returned and file it under "Constructive criticism".
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I agree that this is a great article. However, I'd like a little help. About a year ago, my school district told me congratulations, your the new SQL guy. So I delved deeply into Sql Development and am ok, not great at that. As I've read postings on this site, I've realized there's a whole world on the DBA side I've been neglecting. This brings me to my help request.

I need a little more on the "how" of this article. For instance, #10, I looked into the profiler and found trace templates, but I'm not sure which ones contain the data points discussed. Similarly, # 6. Is there a good beginning DB tuning/monitoring site or book that somebody could recommend that would help me get started? Regrettably, at this stage I need some "Click File>Open>Trace...." level help.

Thanks
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Good post, especially for me - I'm the backup of the DBA when he is not around, really a developer that happens to know enough to be a shoe in to the DBA once in a full moon.

It would be helpful to me to see some sources of "all the published 'best practices' we hear so much about". Would you care to recommend books, articles or even training that will focus on those?

Thanks!
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I need a little more on the "how" of this article. For instance, #10, I looked into the profiler and found trace templates, but I'm not sure which ones contain the data points discussed.

Try http://www.sql-server-performance.com/articles/per/performance_audit_part8_p1.aspx as a start or there is probably a few articles here.
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