Australia and New Zealand’s leading cloud account software provider Xero needed a cost-effective monitoring solution with better features and coverage. Read Xero’s story about how they switched from their old monitoring tool to Redgate’s SQL Monitor.
Introduction A popular joke about DBAs and database backups goes like this. There are two types of DBAs: DBAs that do backups DBAs that will do backups The joke is only stating the obvious – lack of database backups might be the end of a DBA career and/or the supported business. Unfortunately, that joke fails […]
SQL Server Post Update Failure | Troubleshooting - In this tip we look at the steps to recover missing SQL Server mssqlsystemresource database files that cause SQL Server not to startup. This can occur when an update to SQL Server does not complete successfully therefore making these files absent from the folder where they need to reside.
Phil Factor demonstrates some simple examples of how to use SQL Clone's PowerShell library to pass objects between cmdlets, and simplify common tasks, such as creating and deploying clones from various images. He then documents the objects and cmdlets, and illustrates their inputs and outputs.
Every index has a matching statistic with the same name, and each statistic is a single 8KB page of metadata that describes the contents of your indexes. Stats have been around (and been mostly the same) for forever, so this is one of the places where SQL Server’s documentation really shines: Books Online has a ton of information about statistics. You honestly don’t need to know most of that – but if you wanna make a living performance tuning, there’s a ton of great stuff in there.