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Easy to use WMI commands to query windows system

WMI has been around for a while and it has grown significantly over the years. With Microsoft's focus on powershell,...  Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SQL query to shrink all log files on sql instance

USE master exec sp_MSforeachdb ' use [?]  print ''?''  print cast(databasepropertyex(''?'', ''Updateability'') as varchar(200))  if databasepropertyex(''?'', ''Updateability'') = ''READ_WRITE ''    dbcc shrinkfile(2,1) '   Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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T-SQL Developer Interview Questions with Answers

What SQL command do you use to pull and filter data from a table ?   SELECT [Column List] FROM [Table Name]...  Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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GUID or Integer Primary Key? If you are designing a new data model or maybe you are looking to improve an...  Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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GDPR, Database Backups, and the Right to be Forgotten

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, there is no cause for any kind of panic when it comes...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Remove-DbaBackup with dbatools

I really like the dbatools project. This is a series of PowerShell cmdlets that are built by the community and...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SQL server database size, location and volume info

For one of my clients, I needed to know and document not only database names, size and locations but also...  Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Generate SQL script to extract user permissions from a SQL database

When you restore a database, it will also restore all permissions along with it. But what if you are restoring...  Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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How to check whether and when sql index statistics were updated last time?

I was working for a client on their very critical and heavily used database.  The application was an E-commerce website...  Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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How to start SQL Server job using TSQL and wait for it to complete?

If you ever had a need to start a SQL job using sp_start_job stored procedure in msdb then you know...  Read more...
By SQLPals 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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The Prompt Actions Menu

A quick post on SQL Prompt here. Someone is asking about the Prompt Actions menu. This is the menu that...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Overview of SQL Server Backup Types

SQL Server backups, in itself, is a vast subject; so vast, there are multiple books written about them. In this...  Read more...
By Prashanth Jayaram 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Azure SQL Database and Columnstore Indexes

I have come to understand the importance of using columnstore indexes when my queries are aggregating and scanning across many...  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Change SQL Server Collation – Back to Basics

One of my most favorite things in the world is the opportunity to deal with extremely varying database and environment...  Read more...
By Jason Brimhall 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Dates and Times in SQL Server: the science of time redux

Last time, we began an in-depth look at how time is measured. This post continues our journey. If any of...  Read more...
By Randolph West 2018/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SSMS: Batch Separator (Day 35)

SSMS (and other SQL Server utilities) utilize a batch separator to, well, separate batches of T-SQL statements. Before we go...  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2018/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Script to review replications

This script is from my library and I use it to review what is going on with my transactional replications,...  Read more...
By araujo.christian 2018/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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An Open Letter to PASS and John Q Martin

Dear Mr. Martin and the PASS Organization, In the spirit of advocating for change in a public way, I’m writing this...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Exploring system tables, views, SPs etc

I wanted to spend a few minutes highlighting a couple of important tools for figuring out what information you have...  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2018/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Free Training 24HOP

In my sessions, I always talk about how to build your skill set when you don’t have a budget for...  Read more...
By SQLEspresso 2018/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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