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Archives: December 2012

On the Twelfth Day…

Bacon wrapped frog legs (twelve of them) for Christmas.  No more drumming for these guys!!

What could be better than bacon wrapped frog legs?  Oh yeah, more Virtual lab setup.

We will delve into setting up a SQL Cluster today.  We will also cover some high level tips for dealing… Read more

1 comments, 1,134 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 25 December 2012

On the Eleventh Day…

Yesterday we had an introduction into setting up a virtual lab to help the DBA learn and test new technologies while improving his/her own skill set.

Today we will continue to discuss the building of a virtual lab.  Today we will get a little closer to the SQL portion of… Read more

0 comments, 1,020 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 24 December 2012

On the Tenth Day…

Silver and Gold have a way of really bringing the look and feel of the Christmas season.

Silver and Gold also seem to represent something of greater value.

We are now into the final three articles of the 12 Days of pre-Christmas.  And with these three articles, I hope to… Read more

1 comments, 1,252 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 22 December 2012

On the Ninth Day…

It’s the end of the world as we know it.  And as the song goes…I feel fine!  But hey, we didn’t start the fire.

Those are a couple of songs that pop into my head every time somebody starts talking doomsday and doomsday prophecies.

If you are reading… Read more

2 comments, 1,225 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 21 December 2012

On the Eighth Day…

Today’s post is merely an illusion.  The illusion being that we have finally stopped talking about the msdb database.  I’ll explain about that later in this post.

This should be a good addition to the script toolbox for those Mere Mortal DBAs out there supporting their corporate SSRS environment.  Everybody… Read more

5 comments, 1,551 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 20 December 2012

On the Seventh Day…

So far this series has been a bit of fun.  We have discussed a fair amount of useful things to date.  And here we are only on the seventh day.

Today we will be reverting our attention back to the msdb database.  This time not as a means of maintaining… Read more

2 comments, 1,424 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 19 December 2012

On the Sixth Day…

What better way to kick off the sixth day of pre-Christmas than with six slices of foie-gras?  No animals have been hurt in the making of this post!

This could be a pretty festive dish thanks in part to those geese.  I enjoy a little foie gras every now and… Read more

5 comments, 1,702 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 18 December 2012

On the Fifth Day…

Today we will have a quick change of pace.  This will be less about maintenance and more about internals.

Today’s topic is one of particular interest to me as well.  The topic is a small section of a presentation I like to give at User Groups and at SQL Saturdays. Read more

2 comments, 1,076 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 17 December 2012

On the Fourth Day…

We have come to the fourth day in this mini-series.  So far I have laid down some under-carriage maintenance for one of our favorite databases.  That database being the msdb database.  The maintenance discussed so far has covered a few different tables and processes to try and keep things tidy… Read more

1 comments, 881 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 16 December 2012

On the Third Day…

Mais Oui!

But of course, we must have some french hens for today!  Today we have the third day of pre-Christmas.  And as was mentioned we have more undercarriage work in store.

So far we have talked about the following:

  1. Maintenance Plan Logs on the First Day
  2. Service Broker lost…

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 15 December 2012

On the Second Day…


Yesterday, I introduced the 12 Days of pre-Christmas.  In that first article, I gave you a gift to help maintain your msdb undercarriage.  Today I want to continue in that vein.

As is the tradition with the 12 Days of Christmas, each of these gifts should provide more value… Read more

4 comments, 1,176 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 December 2012

On the First Day…

Many of us have heard the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  Some are familiar with how that song has some connection with the Holiday season for Christians.  Fewer are aware that this song is connected to the tradition of giving traditions on each of the days of Christmas.  Fewer… Read more

3 comments, 833 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 December 2012

Let’s Talk About Joins

T-SQL Tuesday #37

This month please join us in the TSQL blog party that happens on the second tuesday of the month.  It is hosted this month by Sebastian Meine (@sqlity).

Sebastien has a month long blog going this month all about Joins.  You can read all about… Read more

1 comments, 2,927 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 December 2012