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Database In Recovery Update

Many moons ago, I published a post that contained a script to aid in easing the anxiety that comes when a database is “In Recovery”. When I pulled that script out to try and use it on a SQL 2012 box, I got a nasty error.  Thanks to that nasty… Read more

0 comments, 101 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 18 May 2015

Monitoring SQL Server

Welcome to the fabulous world of blog parties, SQL Server and what has been the longest running SQL Server related meme in the blogosphere – TSQLTuesday.

This month we are hosted by Catherine Wilhemsen (blog | twitter) from Norway. And interestingly, Catherine has asked for us to talk… Read more

1 comments, 105 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 May 2015

Extended Events and Data Types

Today is another one of those installments in the long-running TSQL Party held monthly (a.k.a TSQL2SDAY).

This month we have an open invitation from Mike Donnelly (blog | twitter), asking us to talk about something new we have learned and then to teach about it. You can read… Read more

0 comments, 118 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 April 2015

Audit who Dropped the Database

In the first article on this topic (which can be read here), I discussed the problem of having a database get dropped and the need to find out who dropped the database and when they dropped it.  In that article, I demonstrated how the information (at least some of it)… Read more

2 comments, 3,829 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 7 April 2015

Audit Schema Change Report

In a recent article on SSG, I discussed how to use Extended Events to function in a Profiler like fashion.  You can read about that here.  I recommend reading that article first because it helps to lay some of the groundwork for this article.

Within Management Studio, from a… Read more

4 comments, 5,545 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 March 2015

Last Execution of a Proc

SQL Server is full of good stuff.  There are plenty of features to be used.  Plenty of applications to help it.  And there is even plenty of metadata within SQL Server to help you better understand your data and the queries that are being run.

It just so happens that… Read more

1 comments, 1,299 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 17 February 2015

Security as a Fleeting Thought

Today we have another installment in what is known as TSQL Tuesday.  This month we have an invitation and topic given to us by the infamous Kenneth Fisher ( blog | twitter).

Today, the invitation is for us to share our stories on how we like to manage security.… Read more

6 comments, 5,393 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 February 2015

Trapping Online Index Operations

Recently I wrote an article about Capturing Online Index Operations.  In that article, I discussed a problem that I had encountered.  Well, there were multiple problems.  One was an issue with a vendor app that had some hidden module that was performing online index defrags that was causing corruption… Read more

0 comments, 179 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 29 January 2015

Minor ailments and Healthy SQL

One of the things that DBAs love to do is keep their servers running and healthy.  A healthy server, after all, is your ticket to a stress free day and a full night’s sleep.  Granted this not a guarantee but it sure helps make life easier.

We are always looking… Read more

1 comments, 169 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 January 2015

Las Vegas UG This week

What a fun week we have tuned up for the folks in Las Vegas.  It is the first full week of January and there is this huge convention going on near the strip.  And as timing would have it, this week is also the perfect time to have our User… Read more

0 comments, 159 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 January 2015

Effects of Max Mem on Plan Cache

Reading a Microsoft Article (which can be found here) while making sure I understood what can cause a query plan to be recompiled or removed from the plan cache, I got to thinking a bit.

In the article, it lists the following as things that can cause a… Read more

10 comments, 5,056 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 January 2015

T-SQL Tuesday 61: A Season of Giving

Tis the season for TSQL Tuesday.  Not only is it that season again, but it is also the Holiday season.

During this season, many people start to think about all of the things for which they are thankful.  Many may start to think about their families and friends.  And many… Read more

0 comments, 160 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 9 December 2014

SQLSat in DC – it’s a wrap


This past weekend I had the opportunity to go visit Washington DC.  It was just the second time I got to stay in the Nation’s capitol for more than just a few hours.  The previous opportunity came with last years event which I talked about here.  Sadly, my time… Read more

2 comments, 128 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 December 2014

Murder in Charleston

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

1 comments, 253 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 December 2014

Audit Database File Size Changes

Recently I shared an article on how to track the growths and shrinks that occur within database files.  I shared that article here, you should read it before proceeding with today’s article.

Near the end of that article I declared that it was a really good method to track… Read more

2 comments, 243 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 26 November 2014

TSQL Tuesday #60: Something Learned This Way Comes

It is once again time to come together as a community and talk about a common theme.  This monthly gathering of the community has just reached it’s 5th anniversary.  Yes, that’s right.  We have been doing this for 60 months or five years at this point.  That is pretty cool. Read more

4 comments, 213 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 November 2014

Summit 2014 – Next Impressions

As Summit 2014 begins to wind down, it is time for some more impressions from the week.  The week has been good so far.  It has been very busy and also can be quite a drain mentally and physically from everything that has transpired.

If you are interested, I have… Read more

4 comments, 196 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 7 November 2014

Summit 2014 – Early Impressions

Summit 2014 is upon us.  Unless you are still under a rock, you probably know that.  And if you are under that rock, I am curious how you are reading this.

While it is early on in the week for the PASS Summit, things have really been going since Sunday… Read more

3 comments, 173 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 6 November 2014

Ghosts – an eXtrasensory Experience

This is the last article in a mini-series diving into the existence of ghosts and how to find them within your database.

So far this has been a fun and rewarding dive into Elysium to see and chat with these entities.  We have unearthed some means to be able to… Read more

4 comments, 173 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 28 October 2014

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