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Making Good Use of Sysforeignkeys Table - Part 1: Display table relati

Sysforeignkeys is a valuable SQL Server resource. How many times have you had to "pick up the pieces" from a database developed by someone else and dropped on your desk? Ever get a database diagram with that? A data dictionary? Probably not too often. Jeffrey Yao has developed a system of finding those parent-child relationships automatically and displaying them so he can get up to speed quickly on these inherited databases. Read on to find out more.   Read more...
By Jeffrey Yao 2004/06/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Creating a System Stored Procedure

Creating a system stored procedure isn't hard. You're always cautioned from making changes to the system, depending on the system for a particular functionality, etc., and you should be cautious. However adding system stored procedures to your servers can be beneficial and make your administration much more convenient. Read on the see how easy this can be to do.   Read more...
By Robert Marda 2004/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Execution Plans

How many of you use Execution Plans to tune your queries? Do you understand the impact of different indexes? Mr. Vijayakumar looks at his experiments with different types of indexes and their effects on the execution plan use. A great article for those of you that want to learn more about how you can tune your server for better performance.   Read more...
By Gulappa Vijaya Kumar 2005/10/07 (first published: 2004/05/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Debugging MSDTC Issues

For the most part the DTC (Distributed Transaction Coordinator) just works. What happens when it doesn't? Chris had to resolve an issue with it recently and documented some of the steps he used.   Read more...
By Chris Kempster 2004/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Alert! Alert! Backup and Restore Baby!

Are you using alerts to help you keep track of things? Are you using as many alerts as you should be? Jeremy has a great list of alerts that he considers so important they are on his 'best practice' list. Definitely worth reading.   Read more...
By Jeremy Kadlec 2004/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Using xp_cmdshell

Haidong continues to point out ideas that might get you thinking about ways you can do more administration with less work. In this article he demonstrates a couple useful tasks you can do with xp_cmdshell.   Read more...
By Haidong Ji 2004/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Review of AdeptSQL

Another product review! Chris put AdeptSQL (a schema comparison and sync product) to work and wrote up the results. This article also includes some feedback from the vendor that is worth reading.   Read more...
By Chris Kempster 2003/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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New Table Structure Compare Tool in Beta

Aladdin is an "alter table" script generation tool for SQL Server 7/2000. Aladdin is currently in BETA. They are currently looking for for 25 people willing to use the beta product and report their experiences. Users who fully participate in the beta will get a free, single user license when the product is released. To participate in the Aladdin BETA program, please download the software and send an email to Ken Otto: ottosoft@hotmail.com - Subject: Aladdin Beta Test.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/10/01 | Source: Other | Category: administration
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Create Maintenance Job with a Click without using a Wizard

Don't like the blackbox approach of maintenance plans? Like the maintenance plans but need a tweak to suit your needs? New author Robin Back has put together a monster script to allow you to build your own quickly and easily.   Read more...
By Robin Back 2003/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Changing Rogue Database Collations

Collations hard to sort out (I know, bad joke)? Mike did what a good DBA gets paid to do, figure out an easy way to fix something and remove the chance of a user mistake at the same time. Good explanation and a couple scripts show how to handle column level collations.   Read more...
By Mike Pearson 2003/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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An Automated Solution for Migrating Database Structures

This article by Simon Galbraith (from Red Gate software, maker of SQL Compare) discusses migrating changes from development to staging, QA, and on to production. If you've never seen the need for a schema compare tool (Steve Jones!), this is worth reading.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/05/06 | Source: DevX | Category: administration
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Auto Close and Auto Shrink - Just Don't

New author! Mike Pearson discusses how auto close was at the root of a performance problem he was troubleshooting, how you can check your servers easily, and discusses why both auto close and auto shrink are bad ideas in a production environment.   Read more...
By Mike Pearson 2003/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Using Query Analyzer Templates

Greg returns with an article based on some practical experience using QA templates to save time and work. Good examples, good work through, good idea!   Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2003/04/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Review of SQL 2000 Fast Answers

A monster book at 980 pages, it's written in 'how-to' format and has a ton of good material. Andy gave it the once over for us and reports back - see what he thinks!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
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The SQL Server Black Box

Have you ever had the problem where a user ran a query against your SQL Serer and crashed it or made the server unusable since the CPU was spiked at 100%? A SQL Server black box is the equivalent of a flight data record. The black box records all queries being passed to your SQL Server and other useful information like errors.   Read more...
By Brian Knight 2003/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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mssqlXpress v1.02 Released

This is a product we haven't reviewed yet, but looks interesting. A SQL editor type app, features listed include integration with Visual SourceSafe, 'intellisense' statement completion, and keyboard macro's.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/04/04 | Source: Other | Category: administration
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Managing Jobs Using TSQL

We've had a good run of jobs about job management lately, Randy sent us another one that looks at the job of job management and shows us how he tackled the problem.   Read more...
By Randy Dyess 2003/04/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Identifying performance issues using Profiler

It is always better to be proactive than reactive, when it comes to identifying and eliminating SQL Server performance issues. This article shows you how to analyze the data gathered by Profiler, to identify the performance issues. This article also provides four generic stored procedures for analyzing Profiler output.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/04/01 | Source: Other | Category: administration
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Managing Jobs Part 3

This week Andy looks at where, when, and how jobs should be run and why you need to think about those items before you build the job. Part of this is deciding what runs on production servers and what doesn't.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Ways to Determine the Version and SP of SQL Server

There may be more ways than you realize to determine the version and service pack of SQL Server. This quick article by Dinesh Priyankara will show you 3 of those methods.   Read more...
By Dinesh Priyankara 2003/02/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: service packs
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