Archives: March 2012
I’ve been using my RYO Maintenance scripts for a little while now, and they’ve been working great. Almost. One day I noticed that the backup script hadn’t backed up all of the databases on my instance. I checked the job history, no errors. I checked the SQL… Read more
The last step in our campaign to rid the world of maintenance plans deals with housekeeping: the history cleanup step. I know. Cleanup is never the sexiest of jobs, but just like the dishes or the laundry, it still needs to be done occasionally.
If you were to create an… Read more
Happy Monday! Everyone fully recovered from St. Patrick’s Day? Hopefully the weather where you are was as perfect as it was here in Cleveland.
Today’s piece of RYO Maintenance Plan deals with database integrity checks; a critical component second only to backups in my book. The procedure I’ve written is… Read more
Every month the folks of the SQL Server community get together for a virtual block party of sorts called T-SQL Tuesday. This month’s party is being hosted by Argenis Fernandez (b|t). The topic: specialization. Some folks wear many hats within an organization, others wear only one… Read more
It seems that March is another great month for getting your geek on without having to leave the comforts of your desk. Here are some of the SQL Server events still coming up this month:
- 1pm EDT – Professional Development VC – Joe Webb discusses…
It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, but I swear I have a good excuse. I’ve been busily working on a separate writing project, but I’m back now and ready to continue rolling my own maintenance plan. To recap, so far I’ve covered backups, backup cleanup Read more