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Database Dropped

What do you do when a developer comes to you and asks, “Where did the database go?  The database was there one minute, and the next it was not.”  Only one thing could be worse than the feeling of losing a database on your watch, and that would be losing… Read more

0 comments, 1,098 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 9 September 2016

Default Sessions – Back to Basics

Remember When…

Back in late December of 2015, a challenge of sorts was issued by Tim Ford (twitter) to write a blog post each month on a SQL Server Basic. Some have hash-tagged this as #backtobasics. Here is the link to that challenge sent via tweet.

I… Read more

0 comments, 1,968 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 1 September 2016

Events By Feature

Within the world of SQL Server there are a few things one can be certain of – things will change. This is true of the features in SQL Server. Additionally, Extended Events is constantly evolving which underscores this constant change.

With all of this change occurring within SQL Server, sometimes… Read more

0 comments, 167 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 30 August 2016

Finding the Right Path

I have a fairly large backlog of articles that are in progress or that are planned for my series about Extended Events. Despite the backlog and planned articles, every now and then something else comes up that bumps things around. This article is an example of bumping the schedule around.… Read more

0 comments, 1,019 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 24 August 2016

T-SQL Tuesday #081: Recap

Sharpen Something

In case you missed it (many did), TSQL Tuesday was a challenging event this month. I invited people to do a put a little more into writing a post than what they may usually do. There were some very good reasons for this. If you are interested, take… Read more

4 comments, 83 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 18 August 2016

T-SQL Tuesday #081: Getting Sharper

Sharpen Something

This month I am the host of the TSQL Tuesday blog party. In the invite, which can be read here, I asked people to decide on something to work on, plan out and then report the success/failure.

Not only am I the host, but I am a… Read more

0 comments, 28 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 16 August 2016

Audit All Select Statements

Legislation and regulation sometimes dictates that certain activities must be tracked within a database. On occasion, it will be required that queries be audited and tracked to reach compliance with the legislation or regulation. To achieve this compliance, this article will demonstrate how to use Extended Events to audit statements… Read more

4 comments, 1,991 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 August 2016

BIT9 PathNames

We live in a day and age when security (data, network, server, etc) is seemingly at the forefront of the daily news. In our quest to improve security we seemingly always find more and more products that are supposed to help with that security. Sometimes, those products require a data… Read more

4 comments, 285 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 August 2016

T-SQL Tuesday #081: Sharpen Something – Reminder

Sharpen Something

Last week I sent out the invite for the August TSQL Tuesday blog party. In that invite I promised to send out a reminder seven days prior to the event. Well – it is that time.

You are cordially invited to read the invite for TSQL Tuesday 81 Read more

0 comments, 1,005 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 August 2016

Easily Shred Event Data

It has been nearly a year since I started an extensive series about Extended Events. Previous to that start, I had already written a bunch of articles about Extended Events.

Among the batch of articles preceding the 60 day series one can find an article about shredding extended event data.… Read more

6 comments, 1,171 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 1 August 2016

T-SQL Tuesday #081: Sharpen Something

Sharpen Something

It has now been 30 months since the last time I hosted a TSQL Tuesday, that was TSQL Tuesday 51. I recapped that event here with the original invite here. I can’t believe it has been that long since I last hosted. It only seems like yesterday. Read more

11 comments, 209 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 27 July 2016

You Deserve to be an MVP

I have been sitting on this article for a while now. I have been tossing around some
thoughts and finally it is time to share some of those thoughts with the masses. I hope to provoke further thought on the topic of being an MVP.

I want to preface all… Read more

2 comments, 171 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 25 July 2016

Another Query to Help Find the Right Event

Finding the right event or combination of events to monitor may seem like quite a daunting task with so many events to explore and (frequently) too little familiarity with Extended Events. In this follow-up article to Extended Event Help Queries, I will share another means to quickly explore the… Read more

3 comments, 1,197 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 21 July 2016

Extended Event Help Queries

Enjoy this article re-publication from my original work at SQL Solutions Group.

When working with Extended Events, there are times when a little more information is, well, helpful.  You know you want to use extended events to try and monitor for a specific thing to happen.  But sometimes you don’t… Read more

1 comments, 343 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 19 July 2016

SQL Server CTE – Back to Basics

Quick Flashback

Back in late December of 2015, a challenge of sorts was issued by Tim Ford (twitter) to write a blog post each month on a SQL Server Basic. Some have hash-tagged this as #backtobasics. Here is the link to that challenge sent via tweet.

I… Read more

2 comments, 2,667 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 July 2016

SQL Server Desired Enhancements

Happy Belated Birthday

The monthly Data Professionals blog party has come and gone. It happens the second Tuesday of every month – or at least is supposed to happen on that day. This month, the formidable Chris Yates (blog | twitter) has invited everybody to a birthday party Read more

4 comments, 201 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 July 2016

Awesome SQL Server Feature

The second Tuesday of April 2016 is now upon us and you know what that means. Well, I hope you know what that means.

It is time for TSQL Tuesday. It is now the 77th edition of this monthly blog party. This month the host is Jens Vestergaard (blog Read more

2 comments, 237 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 April 2016

SQL Server Select – Back to Basics

Prelude in SQL Minor

Back in late December of 2015, a challenge of sorts was issued by Tim Ford (twitter) to write a blog post each month on a SQL Server Basic. Some have hash-tagged this as #backtobasics. Here is the link to that challenge sent via tweet Read more

0 comments, 314 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 April 2016

SQL Agent Job Schedules

Many moons ago, I posted a script to help report on the human friendly scheduling information for SSRS subscriptions. You can read all about that here.

In a very similar fashion, today I want to share how easy it is to turn the internal schedules for SQL Agent jobs… Read more

2 comments, 1,687 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 29 March 2016

Index Cannot Be Reorganized…

Working diligently as any good DBA might, you have established maintenance routines for each of the SQL Servers under your purview.

As a part of this maintenance you have scripted solutions to intelligently manage and maintain the fragmentation levels for each of the indexes within each database on each instance. Read more

0 comments, 230 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 16 March 2016

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