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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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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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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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Managing Jobs - Part 2

Jobs are pretty basic aren't they? They are until you get a couple hundred, or a thousand. Andy continues talking about managing jobs by standardizing how you handle notifications and failures, and talks about an interesting idea to monitor jobs separately from SQL Agent. Worth reading!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/02/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Managing Jobs - Part 1

How many jobs do you have? 10? 100? 1000? Andy makes the point that what works to manage for a small number of jobs doesn't work when that number doubles or triples (well, unless you only had 1 job to start with!). In part one of two, this article looks at ideas for using categories and naming conventions to get things under control.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/01/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Server Hardware Standards

Standards are important in the computer business, both the hardware and software side. After looking at Coding Standards in a previous series, Steve Jones looks at the server side of standards beginning with hardware.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2003/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Another Disaster (Almost)

Andy had a semi-disaster similar to the one he wrote about last year. Interesting to see the kinds of problems that happen to other people. This article raises some interesting points that are outside the scope of basic disaster recovery, looking at how/when to move databases to a different server and how to reduce the server load dynamically.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Backup and Restore Back to Basics with SQL LiteSpeed

This article analyzes the various options available for your backup and recovery process with SQL Server 2000 as well as an enhancement to your SQL Server backup and recovery process using a highly efficient backup and restore utility that provides significant time and disk space savings called SQL LiteSpeed.   Read more...
By Greg Robidoux 2002/12/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Worst Practice - Not Having An Archive Plan For Each Table

We're curious to see what our readers have to say about this one! How many of us have tables accruing data that won't be used and/or isn't of any value? At what point do we get rid of it to free up resources?   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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The Case for SQL Logins - Part Two

In this follow up to one of our most popular articles, Andy responds to comments posted by readers and discusses how to manage SQL logins effectively in your applications.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Interact with SQL Server's Data and Procedure Cache

This article briefly discusses SQL Server's data and procedure cache and shows you the common Transact-SQL statements/command and system tables that you can use to interact with the cache through Transact-SQL.   Read more...
By Randy Dyess 2002/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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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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Disaster In The Real World - #2

Back in April Steve Jones wrote up a disaster at work. Andy had one this week and wrote up the story too. Copy cat! Pretty soon everyone will be having a disaster and writing a story about it! Give these guys credit for letting you see what happens when it ALL goes bad. Disaster recovery is hard to sell and hard to do, reading the article might give you an idea that will save you some time and/or data one day.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2012/12/14 (first published: 2002/07/31) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Step-by-Step Guide to Clustering Windows 2000 and SQL Server 2000

In this next article of the SQL Server in the Enterprise Series, we'll explore how to cluster Windows 2000 and SQL Server 2000 in a step-by-step manner. After this article, you should be able to cluster a SQL Server 2000 machine for failover availability in an Active/Active cluster.   Read more...
By Brian Knight 2008/01/18 (first published: 2002/07/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
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SQL Maintenance Plans - Under the Covers!

In this follow up article Andy looks at how maintenance plans report errors and how they actually accomplish what they do. A little snooping with Profiler reveals all!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/05/21 | 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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Version Control for Stored Procedures

Version control for stored procedures isn't always popular and certainly isn't easy. Or can it be? Andy discusses a technique he used on a recent project that you might find interesting.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/05/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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DBA Job Description: What type of DBA are you?

One of the common questions that Brian Knight sees in the newsgroups is what is a DBA officially supposed to be doing? In this article, Brian covers the many hats a DBA can and does wear.   Read more...
By Brian Knight 2001/11/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Clustering SQL Server 2000 from 500 Feet

Clustering a SQL Server machine was one of the most frustrating tasks a DBA and Windows administrator had to accomplish in SQL Server 7.0 and Windows NT 4.0. With the maturity of both the OS and the DBMS in Windows 2000 and SQL Server 2000, this operation has been simplified tremendously. This first article in the series of article on clustering SQL Server will explain the general architecture of clustering.   Read more...
By Brian Knight 2004/11/25 (first published: 2001/07/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
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