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Fixing broken logins and transferring passwords

When transferring a database to a new server, you are bound to experience a user problem. In this article by Neil Boyle, he shows you how to transfer passwords and accounts seamlessly to a new server.   Read more...
By Neil Boyle 2004/07/05 (first published: 2002/08/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Backup Scenarios for successful SQL Server Restores and Recovery

SQL Server has a great backup and recovery architecture, but you have to know how to properly configure and use the server to ensure that you will not be seeking new employment anytime soon. A few of the Sonasoft team have written this short piece on strategies for setting up your backup jobs to ensure recovery in the event of a disaster. Welcome new authors Bilal Ahmed, Kiran Kumar, and Vas Srinivasan.   Read more...
By Bilal Ahmed 2004/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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Log Shipping vs. Replication

SQL Server high availability. Log shipping or replication, clustering or some other solution. It's a challenge and as companies grow more dependent on their databases, it's one that more and more DBAs face everyday. Paul Ibison has taken a look at how log shipping and replication can be compared in the quest for high availability.   Read more...
By Paul Ibison 2008/06/27 (first published: 2004/06/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Mini Disaster - AC Failure

Are you prepared to handle a full or partial failure of your AC system? Ever thought about what would happen if it did happen. Once again Andy offers comments on a real world incident. While we'd all like to think it will never happen to us, we think sharing these incidents is a great way to prevent it from happening to others.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2004/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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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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Data Migration : Step by Step

This article by Chris Kempster covers a wide variety of areas concerned with data migration. Primarily, it focuses on process, standards and some of the many issues to consider when undertaking this role.   Read more...
By Chris Kempster 2005/11/25 (first published: 2004/03/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dts
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Dealing With Changing Data

As Chris points out, in most applications these days you end up having to go with optimistic locking, which presents a few challenges. Chris works through the list of options. If you're building web/disconnected apps and need anything besides last update wins, this one is for you.   Read more...
By Christoffer Hedgate 2003/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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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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Fixed Database Roles

This article covers four of the fixed database roles (db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_denydatareader, and db_denydatawriter). If you're new to SQL security (and maybe even if you're not) this article is worth reading.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Managing Jobs - Part 4

Andy has been busy lately on a project you'll be hearing more about soon (!), but he did manage to get part four of his managing jobs series done. This article discusses ideas for patterns to follow when building jobs, including writing to the console, setting errorlevels, and how to get them installed on the server. DBA's, if you're not developers, look at this article - this is stuff you can take to your development team and get better/more manageable jobs.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Integrating SQL LiteSpeed in your existing Backup Infrastructure

This articles makes the case for using SQL LiteSpeed over other backup solutions and presents some notes about why the DBA should manage backups rather than offloading to network administration.   Read more...
By Jeremy Kadlec 2003/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Economies of Speed Whitepaper

Seagate has a white paper out that discusses how faster (15k rpm) drives can lead to lower cost of ownership. Interesting, and worth looking into.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/05/08 | Source: Other | 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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SecureWave's SecureStack 3.0 Release

SecureWave forwarded us this link to some info about their product - they claim to be the only product capable of protecting SQL Server from buffer overflow attacks. You can download a free eval from their site. We have not reviewed this product.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/04/29 | Source: Other | Category: security
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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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Standards Are a Good Thing

This week we have another article from Andy that discusses some changes he made at work in conjunction with clustering all his database servers. Not a how-to, just comments about what was changed and why. Worth reading just for the reminder about the potential gotcha that @@ServerName can represent.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/04/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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10 Steps to Securing your SQL Server

Securing your SQL Server can be an arduous task, but very rewarding. This article covers 10 steps to properly protecting your data.   Read more...
By Brian Knight 2005/05/27 (first published: 2003/04/03) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Cluster That Index!

Quite a while back Andy wrote an article about why not using primary keys and clustered indexes was a worst practice. Chris weighs in this week with a great article that gives some more in depth info on clustered indexes and why he thinks they should be used on every table.   Read more...
By Christoffer Hedgate 2003/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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Should you buy a SAN?

Andy recently implemented a SAN and shares some of the info he picked up during the purchase and implementation. This article also discusses briefly the differences between SAN and NAS, and has some links to other sites for more info as well.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Change Management

This article looks at change management from the perspective of the DBA, including how to use source control to your advantage and planning for 'self-healing' apps.  Read more...
By Chris Kempster 2003/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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