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John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com

John Morehouse is currently a Database Architect with Farm Credit Mid-America out of Louisville, KY. He is a blogger, avid tweeter, and a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday's as well as other conferences. He is also heavily involved with the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS). In his spare time, you can usually find John reading up on SQL Server topics as well as chasing his two boys around the house.

File Growth Rate – The GUI Lies

If you are like me, you use the SSMS GUI for various things.  Though, I tend to use scripts for the management of most things, I do check on the database growth rates of files using the GUI interface.

While I was recently,  doing a review of a client’s environment… Read more

1 comments, 942 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 15 June 2018

Building a Personal VPN Azure Solution

Since joining Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting, I tend to travel about once a month.  This isn’t a huge amount and is usually over a weekend (except for that opportunity to go to Australia that didn’t pan out).  Since I work in the IT field, security is highly important… Read more

0 comments, 268 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 8 June 2018

Mobile Azure

Microsoft Azure offers up a lot of technologies that you can play around with.  One thing that you might not know is that they also offer up a mobile presence to help manage your Azure resource.  The application is available for download for your mobile devices from the app store Read more

0 comments, 145 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 1 June 2018

DBCC Clonedatabase and Query Store

Cloning things is all the rage these days…..even Storm Troopers.

Anyway, by now, you probably have seen documentation on Query Store and DBCC Clonedatabase.  Query Store, introduced in SQL Server 2016, is considered the “black box” or “flight recorder” of queries.  It retains a history of executed queries, including… Read more

0 comments, 1,395 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 25 May 2018

Working with Consultants

After being immersed into the consulting world again for 6 months now, I’ve gotten to work with clients in several different areas of world, although most of them are based here in the United States.  Over that time I learned every client is different and handles things differently, but that… Read more

0 comments, 238 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 27 April 2018

Database Doing DevOps

DevOps.  It’s one of the latest buzz words in many technical communities.  Database Doing DevOps  This phrase, however, is NOT heard in many technical communities.

However, it really should be.  Databases doing devops is probably one of the hardest things to tackle in the DevOps world.  With hard work though,… Read more

0 comments, 241 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 30 March 2018

Community

Community.

In the SQL Server community, we are basically one big #sqlfamily.  This is a story of how the family helped one individual and one of the main reasons I am involved, to begin with.

Meet Jerad.

In happenstance, both our children attend the same school.  He happened to recognize… Read more

0 comments, 207 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 23 March 2018

SSMS Output Window

In my experience, there have been occasions where SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) becomes unresponsive for a length of time. In one particular case, this occurred while I was expanding the list of databases.  SSMS just sat there and waited for some unknown reason and became frustrating. The client eventually… Read more

0 comments, 155 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 16 March 2018

Using SWITCH On A Single Partition

Several months ago, I was looking at a question posted on ask.sqlservercentral.com. I discovered an answer to a question regarding how to move a large amount of data around quickly.  The solution was related to an aspect of table partitioning that I was not aware of.  If you aren’t… Read more

2 comments, 1,999 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 2 March 2018

Using SWITCH On A Single Partition

Several months ago, I was looking at a question posted on ask.sqlservercentral.com. I discovered an answer to a question regarding how to move a large amount of data around quickly.  The solution was related to an aspect of table partitioning that I was not aware of.  If you aren’t… Read more

2 comments, 46 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 2 March 2018

Finding Composite Primary Key Columns

You never know when the idea for a script will make an appearance.

I had to work with composite primary keys recently while working on a project for a client.  More specifically, I had to create a process that would dynamically (dynamic SQL?! Say it isn’t so?!) handle composite keys… Read more

5 comments, 2,349 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 23 February 2018

Backup & Restore Script with a Move

Ok, I’ll admit it. I like scripts that are handy and do things.  Especially if the scripts make my life easier.

Now, not every environment is the same.  Instances get configured differently or things change just due to the nature of the business.  In a previous life I would routinely… Read more

1 comments, 2,105 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 16 February 2018

4 Rules of Right When Running a Query

Last month in January, I participated in the Idera #sqlchat.  This is a monthly chat meeting that is organized by Idera Software and hosted by a SQL Server community member. This one was hosted by Monica Rathbun (B|T) and her topic for the month was “SQL Server Bad Habits in… Read more

2 comments, 2,975 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 9 February 2018

4 Rules of Right When Running a Query

Last month in January, I participated in the Idera #sqlchat.  This is a monthly chat meeting that is organized by Idera Software and hosted by a SQL Server community member. This one was hosted by Monica Rathbun (B|T) and her topic for the month was “SQL Server Bad Habits in… Read more

2 comments, 38 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 9 February 2018

Trello – Integrations

In December I wrote about working from home in which I talked about Trello.  Trello is a virtual kanban board that allows me to visually manage projects & tasks.  As a follow up, I subsequently did a post where I talked about Trello more in-depth and how to use it.… Read more

0 comments, 34 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 2 February 2018

Trello – Integrations

In December I wrote about working from home in which I talked about Trello.  Trello is a virtual kanban board that allows me to visually manage projects & tasks.  As a follow up, I subsequently did a post where I talked about Trello more in-depth and how to use it.… Read more

0 comments, 314 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 2 February 2018

Javascript Postback Download via Powershell

Recently, one of my clients had a need to automatically download a file from a public facing state government website.  Normally this can easily be done in a manner of ways.  Powershell is the first that comes to mind but you could also utilize scripting tools such as wget or… Read more

0 comments, 455 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 26 January 2018

Javascript Postback Download via Powershell

Recently, one of my clients had a need to automatically download a file from a public facing state government website.  Normally this can easily be done in a manner of ways.  Powershell is the first that comes to mind but you could also utilize scripting tools such as wget or… Read more

0 comments, 44 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 26 January 2018

Implementing SSL for Your Blog

With the announcement of the recent security issues, namely Meltdown and Spectre, we at Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting have been focused on security awareness this entire week.  To further underscore it, we are hosting a Security Webcast today, Friday January 19th, 2018 at 2:00PM EST (11:00 AM PST).  Make… Read more

0 comments, 408 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 19 January 2018

Azure VPN – Point to Site IP Addresses

Recently, I got to work with a client on something interesting. We implemented transactional replication to send data to an Azure virtual machine.  This was being done to perform some testing for a project.

Given that the two machines were NOT within the same Active Directory domain, we wanted to… Read more

1 comments, 1,133 reads

Posted in John Morehouse | Sqlrus.com on 12 January 2018

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