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Changing SQL Server Database Logical Names

SQL Server Databases are made up of physical and logical names. This article goes over the logical names, where you might need to know them, and then how to change them.  Read more...
By Shawn Melton 2015/07/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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DDL Auditing using the Default trace

This article explains how default trace can be used for auditing purposes when combined with PowerShell scripts  Read more...
By Nagaraj Venkatesan 2015/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: audit
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SQLServerCentral Runs sp_Blitz - The Future

After examining the SQLServerCentral servers using the sp_Blitz™ script, Steve Jones now looks at how we will use the script moving forward.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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Managing Log Files Sizes the Easy Way

Learn an easy, rough, and ready way to manage log files in this piece.  Read more...
By Mark Roworth 2015/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: log files
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Collect Data from Multiple Instances Using SSIS and Powershell

Use SSIS to pull data from multiple instances. Combine with powershell to run multiple instances simultaneously.  Read more...
By S. Kusen 2015/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Multiple Backup Files

This Friday Steve Jones looks at your backup system and wonders how many people use striped backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Often Does Production Drift?

Database drift is the difference between two database schemas. Today Steve Jones discusses the concept and wonders how often it happens.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/11/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Best Database Administrators Automate Everything

Do you understand the value of your time? I mean really understand it. Time is your absolute number one most valuable asset. Once it's gone, that's it, gone forever.  Read more...
By John Sansom 2014/08/22 (first published: 2012/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Automate Your Central Management Server Registrations

Easily register SQL Servers in your inventory to your CMS for easy multi-server queries.  Read more...
By S. Kusen 2014/08/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Spackle: Making sure you can connect to the DAC

The DAC is an important tool and several things can go wrong when trying to connect to it.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dac
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Monitoring for Non Existent Events

Many DBAs monitor for those events they expect to happen, either successfully or failed. However many DBAs wouldn't be aware of an event never occurring.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Kill SPID (SQL Spackle)

How to find and kill a runaway or blocking session.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: kill
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Logging in Maintenance Plans

Enabling and Configuring Reporting and Logging for Maintenance Plans in SQL Server 2012  Read more...
By C.J. Garcia 2014/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: maintenance plans
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Display All Errors Fired in a Restore Procedure

Display all errors thrown within a catch block by a restore statement in a stored procedure using extended events  Read more...
By Brian Awe 2014/06/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: restore
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Index Utilization Trending

An important part of regular database maintenance is to monitor index usage and make adjustments as needed. How can we monitor, store, and trend this data effectively over time?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Consolidation Matters

Consolidating SQL Server instances is something Steve Jones has done in the past and he thinks we'll all do more of in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Automate Sliding Window Partition Maintenance: Part III

Part 3 of Hugh Scott's series on automating sliding window partitions in SQL Server using PowerShell  Read more...
By Hugh Scott 2014/03/21 (first published: 2010/12/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: partitioning
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Mini-Me

This Friday Steve Jones asks if you build your own mini-me's to help you manage your database systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Backup and Housekeeping with Maintenance Plans

Get an idea of how to handle the housekeeping tasks associated with backups, like removing old backup and log files.  Read more...
By Gethyn Ellis 2014/02/17 (first published: 2011/01/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup / restore
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The DBA is Dead

Is the DBA Dead? Steve Jones scoffs at the notion put forth in an article and says we'll be using DBAs for a long time. He does, however, admit the role is changing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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