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Using VBScript to Automate Tasks

This article discusses why VBScript should be one of the tools you use to manage your server. Sample scripts show how to remove files over x days old and how to FTP files.   Read more...
By Haidong Ji 2008/03/07 (first published: 2003/11/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Citrix MetaFrame, SQL Server, and the DBA

In this article, Brian looks at how Citrix MetaFrame can use SQL Server for its internal data repository. The basic operation of SQL Server in a Citrix MetaFrame installation is covered. In addition, Brian looks at how a DBA is an integral part of the support team for a successful Citrix MetaFrame farm.   Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2007/03/02 (first published: 2002/05/13) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Managing DTS packages - Editing, Scheduling, and Viewing Package Logs

In the second of a series of articles that targets the DBA new to an organization, this article looks at how to manage DTS packages.   Read more...
By Haidong Ji 2006/10/06 (first published: 2003/01/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Analyzing Disk Capacity for SQL Server

Ensuring that your disk subsystem performs well and does not run out of space is a balancing act that many DBAs learn over time through trial and "out of space" errors. New author Arindam Banerjee takes a look at some of the things to consider when capacity planning.   Read more...
By Arindam Banerjee 2006/07/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Attach and Detach..Again

Attaching and detaching databases is old hat these days right? Do you know how to reattach a database that has more than 16 files? Or do you know what happens if you try to reattach a database that had two log files but one is missing/deleted? And even if you know the answer to that - do you know how to fix it without restoring from backup? Maybe it's not ALL old hat just yet!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/06/23 (first published: 2002/04/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Conducting a SQL Server Operational Audit

Auditing, analyzing and documenting your SQL Server installation is becoming more important all the time, especially as more and more attention is being paid to the security of your environment. Chad Miller brings us a look at a framework and a sample document you can use in your environment to conduct an audit.   Read more...
By Chad Miller 2005/10/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Query Analyzer Tricks

Query Analyzer is a great tool for developing SQL code. There are a number of little tricks that can greatly increase the amount of work you can do with very little effort. This article starts looking at some of the features of this tool.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2005/05/06 (first published: 2003/01/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Using VBScript to Automate Tasks

This article discusses why VBScript should be one of the tools you use to manage your server. Sample scripts show how to remove files over x days old and how to FTP files.   Read more...
By Haidong Ji 2008/03/07 (first published: 2003/11/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 100,316 reads

Using the Table Data Type in SQL Server 2000

Performing routine database maintenance such as reindexing is important for keeping your databases running at peak performance. When you use INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements to modify table data, indexes can become fragmented. Index fragmentation can happen when the logical sequence of pages is disrupted or when an index page contains less than its maximum amount of data, creating a gap in the data page or index. As indexes become fragmented, you get inefficient data reads when accessing tables and slower database performance.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2005/03/10 | Source: developer.com | Category: administration
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SQL Maintenance Plans

Do you use the maintenance plans or hate them? Wish they would do more? Curious about how they work under the hood? Cmon, you gotta read this one! Trust us, it's not another "how-to" article! Well, maybe just a little bit!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/03/04 (first published: 2002/04/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Data Dictionary from within SQL Server 2000

Mindy explores the metadata stored in SQL 2000 to show you how to produce a simple and useful data dictionary!   Read more...
By Mindy Curnutt 2005/02/04 (first published: 2002/02/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
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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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New JDBC Driver for SQL

This is one of the vendors we met at PASS 2003. Their new driver is supposed to be faster than the driver provided by Microsoft AND supports NT authentication. Link takes you to a comparision chart of features. (Not Reviewed)  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/12/03 | Source: Other | Category: administration
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Custom Log Shipping

One of our favorite authors is back with a great how-to on log shipping. This isn't the baked in log shipping, this is a code your own solution that gives you a starting point for your situation. Even if you don't need it now, it's worth looking at to gain a better understanding of how shipping works.   Read more...
By Chris Kempster 2003/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Using VBScript to Automate Tasks

This article discusses why VBScript should be one of the tools you use to manage your server. Sample scripts show how to remove files over x days old and how to FTP files.   Read more...
By Haidong Ji 2008/03/07 (first published: 2003/11/04) | 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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