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Archives: May 2013

Dedicated Administrator Connection (DAC)

We all dread the scenario whereby SQL Server is under so much load and has a complete lack of resources that no further connections can be made.  Although extreme and a situation I have never been in there is a saving grace, one last chance before opting for measures that…

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Posted in SQL Server 365 on 23 May 2013

Object Qualification

I came across an interesting issue recently with NHibernate, now it is widely known I despise ORM’s, in my experience they do a pretty mediocre job at best and at times can be absolutely horrific.  The issue was that the statements being fired at an instance of SQL Server from…

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Posted in SQL Server 365 on 15 May 2013

DTA and Hypothetical Indexes

For those of you that don’t know DTA stands for Database Engine Tuning Adviser and is available from the Tools menu in Management Studio.  This tool was first introduced in SQL Server 2005 and has been a much used tool by DBA’s and Developers alike in most of the companies…

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Posted in SQL Server 365 on 9 May 2013

SQL Server Hardware and Acronyms

Over the weekend I finished reading yet another Red Gate book, this one was SQL Server Hardware by Glenn Berry (t - b).  Having earned my crust as a Windows Engineer before honing my SQL Server Skills and becoming a DBA, I have had this book on my…

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Posted in SQL Server 365 on 7 May 2013