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Nebraska SQL from @DBA_ANDY

I’m a forty-something Microsoft SQL Server DBA of 15+ years, a devoted husband, and a father of three young boys. I have been a DBA at a public university, at a major bank, at a healthcare system, and I now work as a remote DBA with customers across the United States. I write and speak primarily about the tips and tricks that I discover along my SQL Server journey.

Archives: April 2018

Why Don't I have a Preferred Replica?


The client reported that the log file on their main database was growing unusually large, and when they checked the backup target the database didn't have any LOG backups!

Oh, and the database was part of an Availability Group.

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After some investigation we found that while the Availability…

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Posted in Nebraska SQL from @DBA_ANDY on 18 April 2018

Toolbox - Do You Have Current Backups?

On our managed servers we run a job each day to check that either a FULL or DIFF has run in the last 24 hours, but all-too-frequently I find myself on a server that we don't manage, trying to determine the current situation (aka the "health check").

An important thing…

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Posted in Nebraska SQL from @DBA_ANDY on 4 April 2018