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SQL Server Performance Tuning – Index Tuning

In earlier installments of this series we looked at T-SQL Performance optimizations along with different T-SQL practices, we can now turn our attention to the second part of this series which is index Tuning  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/30 | Source: SQL Server Performance | Category: indexing
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SQL Server 2008 Build List

The list of builds for SQL Server 2008 updated SP4.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/30 (first published: 2008/09/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2008
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Stairway to XML: Level 9 - Creating XML-Based Functions

In this Level, we’ll look at how to use XML methods within user-defined functions to return XML fragments and values from your target XML instance.   Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2013/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Providing SQL Agent Job Log Data for Developers

As a production Database Administrator, I do not want to give Developers direct access to the SQL Server Agent job log especially for servers in the DMZ. Another problem we have is that when there is a lot of log data for a job, the default job log doesn't contain the full log detail and that makes it harder to troubleshoot. Most of all, we are trying not to use a different code set for deployment based on the environment. Basically we want to use the same methods to deploy our jobs to Development, Test and Production.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/29 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: sql agent
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My SQL Server Database is Corrupt - Now What?!

How do you recover from corruption if your organization doesn't have a disaster recovery handbook? And how can you prevent the same corruption from recurring?  Read more...
By Paul Randal 2013/01/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: corruption
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SQL Server 2012 Build List

A list of the builds of SQL Server 2012 through SP2 CU2.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/04/18 (first published: 2012/04/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Update statistics in parallel

This articles shows a technique that generates and launches an SSIS package to update statistics in parallel.  Read more...
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Beating Backup Corruption

The most critical task for all DBAs is to have a Backup and Recovery strategy that ensures, every day, that in the event of a disaster they can restore and recover any database, within acceptable limits for data loss and downtime. Even with all the required backups in place, it's easy to miss subtle failings in the overall plan that can, and eventually will, defeat your recovery plans.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup / recovery
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We Loaded 1TB in 30 Minutes with SSIS, and So Can You

In February 2008, Microsoft announced a record-breaking data load using Microsoft® SQL Server® Integration Services (SSIS): 1 TB of data in less than 30 minutes. That data load, using SQL Server Integration Services, was 30% faster than the previous best time using a commercial ETL tool. This paper outlines what it took: the software, hardware, and configuration used. We will describe what we did to achieve that result, and offer suggestions for how to relate these techniques to typical scenarios. Even for customers who don't have needs quite like this benchmark, such efforts can teach a lot about getting optimal performance.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/25 (first published: 2010/01/19) | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

You can download a free eBook from SQLServerCentral and Red Gate software on the most important task a SQL Server DBA or developer needs to understand.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/01/25 (first published: 2012/10/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup / restore
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Stairway to SQL Server Indexes: Level 3, Clustered Indexes

Now that we've seen the basics of indexing, and taken a deeper dive into Nonclustered Indexes, this Level will focus on searching the table, which will, in turn, will lead us to a discussion of clustered indexes.  Read more...
By David Durant 2013/01/25 (first published: 2011/06/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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T-SQL Restore Script Generator

A procedure that generates point in time restore database & log commands for your databases.  Read more...
By Paul Brewer 2013/01/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: restore database
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Securing SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Packages using Digital Certificates

There are several different ways of restricting access to SSIS packages and confidential information they contain. However, preventing unauthorized users from running or viewing the content of your code is not the only security measure that you should take into consideration.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/24 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2012
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Troubleshooting SQL Server RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE Waittype Memory Issues

This tip describes memory pressure issues that can arise from the RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE Waittype and how to find which query or transaction is causing the memory pressure.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/23 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: resource_semaphore
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Capturing Baselines on SQL Server: Where's My Space?

In this article, we'll tackle the topic of monitoring disk space usage. By tracking how much is in use and how much is still available, over time we'll have the data we need for better capacity planning, and can ensure that a database won't ever run out of disk space.  Read more...
By Erin Stellato 2013/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: baselines
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