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Archives: October 2010

Bulk Insert Permissions

In order to be able to execute bulk operations you need to certain level of privilege both on the database (table) you are performing the operation against and the instance you are performing the operation on.
If you don't have the necessary permissions you will get an error similar to…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 28 October 2010

What I Did This Weekend

About two weeks ago my good friend and former colleague Justin Hostettler-Davie -JHD (Blog | Twitter) asked me via my wife on  Facebook if I fancied climbing Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, with him on Saturday the 16th October and for some reason I said… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 18 October 2010

TSQL Tuesday Misconceptions in SQL Server

I haven’t written a post for a TSQL Tuesday for a little while and I know that I’m late getting this one out too. This month’s party is being hosted by Sankar Reddy This topic  I think, maybe expect, really I know, that this topic has been covered already, I… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 October 2010

SQL Server Recovery Models

A SQL Server database can be in one of three recovery models. FULL, BULK_LOGGED and SIMPLE. The recovery model you choose for your databases will  affect your restore plans in the event of failure or need to restore, the recovery model you pick will also influence how you mange the… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 October 2010