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Chris Bell (MCITP) has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 20 years and using SQL Server for over 18 of those years. He is currently the Owner and Lead consultant for WaterOx Consulting, a Maryland based company focused on helping clients, that can’t afford or justify a full time data team, get the most from their SQL Server environments. For more information please visit WateroxConsulting.com.

Archives: December 2015

What Alerts Us About The SQL Agent? - Syndication – WaterOx Consulting

The SQL Agent is our friend! Setting up SQL Server Agent to automate jobs and alerts is a great idea. It is always better to learn about a failing job or system prior to end users so we, as DBAs, can try to deal with it. But what happens when…

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Posted in WaterOx SQL on 16 December 2015

SQL F.A.D. – Trace flag 834 and columnstore indexes - Syndication – WaterOx Consulting

Trace flags can be good Are special codes we, the DBA, can use to change the way the SQL Server engine works. Some perform simple changes, like turning off excessive backup success notices in the logs. Other can completely cripple your SQL Server if you don’t know what you are…

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1 comments, 509 reads

Posted in WaterOx SQL on 10 December 2015