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Differences Between Actual & Estimated Plans

I have, in the past, made way too much of the need for Actual Plans when doing performance troubleshooting. The primary reason for this is to get the Actual Plan in order to see the differences between the Actual and Estimated Row Counts as a means of understanding how the… Read more

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Posted in The Scary DBA on 3 August 2015

SQL Crossword

I decided I’d have some fun today. So for your entertainment here is my first crossword puzzle. (Word and PDF versions at the bottom.)

Download the crossword as a Word file.
Download the crossword as a PDF

Filed under: DBA Humor, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLServerPedia Syndication Tagged: Humor

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Posted in SQLStudies on 3 August 2015

Downloading SFTP Files with SSIS

If you’ve used SSIS for any significant amount of time, you’ve almost certainly run into this roadblock: You need to download a file stored on an SFTP (secure FTP) server, but SSIS does not natively support this operation. There is a built-in FTP task in SSIS, but it is very… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 August 2015

Single instance vs. multiple instances of SQL Server on a server

Let`s consider a situation when you need to build a server with SQL Server used by multiple client applications. Here are two options to consider.

  • Single instance that host ALL the databases

  • Multiple instances with each having subset of the databases.

We`ve created a table with comparison of these two… Read more

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Posted in Forrards Group Database Blog on 3 August 2015

Question of the Month (July)

Suppose we have a table emp_plan  which contains 4 columns "Empid" (employeeid), Planid (Projectid), Startdate(Allocation Start date) and Enddate (Allocation Enddate). Its structure is given below:-

Create table emp_plan (empid nvarchar(200),planid nvarchar(20),startdate datetime, enddate datetime)

Also below is the script to enter sample data into the table:-

insert into emp_plan(empid,planid,startdate,enddate)

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Posted in Vivek's SQL Notes on 3 August 2015

Consolidating Multiple Data Marts

One of the challenges that I've worked on in the past months involved adapting our technical architecture to address issues exposed by business re-engineering.  The BI group at CHC used to assign specific people to specific business units in order to deliver solutions to business needs.  The upside of that arrangement was that each…

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Posted in Todd McDermid's Blog on 3 August 2015

Windows 10 Upgrade on Surface Pro 3 – Sending email issue FIXED

I very rarely blogabout anything other than SQL Server but felt that with a lot of the SQL Community using SP3’s that this may actually be helpful to some.

After playing around in a VM for a while now I decided to upgrade my SP3 to Windows 10 which comes… Read more

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Posted in Chris's SQL Blog on 2 August 2015

SQL Server GEEKS Annual summit 2015

Last month, I have requested my manager for an approval so that I can attend SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit 2015,  and now  when I hear back from him, I am really very excited that I will be attending.

You must be wondering what is so exciting about this Summit… Read more

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 27, 2015

It’s past time for the Monday blog and twitter round-up for last week, but better late than never (or not). If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 2 August 2015

Beginning T-SQL slide deck and recording – #SQLSatBR

I had a great time in my Beginning T-SQL presentation here at SQL Saturday Baton rouge! Here is the BeginningTSQL slide deck (PDF). Here is an older recording of the class, as I haven’t yet had time to process today’s recording. Thanks to those who attended! Remember: SQL Server Books…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 1 August 2015

014 -Kon Melamud - WaterOx Consulting

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Kon!!!!!! In WOxPod!, episode # 014 – “Kon Melamud” Today we have...

The post 014 -Kon Melamud appeared first on WaterOx Consulting.

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 31 July 2015

SQL Server Infernals – Circle 6: Environment Pollutors

Don’t tell me that you didn’t see it coming: at some point, Developers end up being put to hell by a DBA!

I don’t want to enter the DBA/Developer wars, but some sins committed by Developers really deserve a ticket to the SQL Server hell. In particular, some of those… Read more

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Posted in SpaghettiDBA on 31 July 2015

Migration of a large enterprise from SQL Server 2000 to 2014. Real life case.

This is a first article in a series of articles about real life database and IT infrastructure migration project which has been executed for a large US company which services are heavily dependent on fast and reliable database infrastructure. In this article we`ll give a brief description of the project,… Read more

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Posted in Forrards Group Database Blog on 31 July 2015

Whats new in SQL Server 2016

While learning SQL Server 2014. looks like we need to swing on it as SQL Server 2016 is coming with great new advance features and stable SQL Server(just like after 2005 to SQL Server 2008). To learn more about SQL … Continue reading

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Posted in Vinay Thakur on 31 July 2015

SQLSaturday Dallas Precons Community Choice

The North Texas SQL Server User Group Board of Directors has decided to do something a little bit different for selecting Precons for our next SQLSaturday.  The SQLSaturday event will be held on October 3rd with the precons on October 2nd.  We have decided that since it is the community… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 30 July 2015

Planning and Configuring Distributed Cache Service || Part 2

Hi All,

As per the previous article, i have tried to create the understanding for Distributed Cache service : Understanding, Planning and Configuring Distributed Cache Service

In this current article will try to see with the planning and configuration of the DCS.

Planning & Capacity analysis of Distributed Cache Service:

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Posted in AshishSharePointBlog on 30 July 2015

Addicted To Busy

Our world is made up of technology and being plugged in 24/7. As you walk down the street you may notice on either side of the sidewalk people walking and looking at their phone. Texting, emailing, social media, and the like is all the buzz. I fall victim to this… Read more

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Posted in The SQL Professor on 30 July 2015

Professional Development – What a Difference 60 Years Makes

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In 1957, the Soviet-made Sputnik streaked across the sky in low earth orbit. It was clearly visible to millions of concerned Americans. The Soviet government had leapfrogged America technologically. The dot that traversed the nighttime sky marked a change in international politics and fueled the… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 30 July 2015

Reblog: The shaky bug in SSIS

SQLKover update: I’m reblogging this a bit earlier (it’s a quite recent blog post) because I still see people with this issue. Also, it seems that sometimes the fix doesn’t work.

You may or may not have noticed it after installing SQL Server 2012/2014: the designer interface in Visual Studio… Read more

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Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 30 July 2015

List Out All the SQL servers In domain


In One Of the Group the question was asked that How to list all the Servers in which SQL is installed?

It is genuine query. There are many scenario when you need to Find out how much SQL servers are there in the domain ? many a times… Read more

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Posted in SQLSERVERS’dba on 30 July 2015

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