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Into Fantasy Football? Join the League.

If you're into fantasy football, come waste some time with us and join our free league at Yahoo. Read the below instructions on how to join. Space is limitted in the first league to 12 teams so join quickly and the draft starts Tuesday! If it's popular, we'll create other leagues.

In order to join the league, just go to,
click the "Sign Up Now" or "Get Another Team" button and
follow the links to "Join a Custom League". When prompted,
enter the League ID# and password below.

League ID#: 525071

Password: ssc

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Freeware: Tablesizer

How many times do you need to estimate space for a new application? Or estimate growth for an existing one? We've had a new contribution to the freeware section of the site. Tablesizer will allow you to guesstimate how much disk space you'll need. Take a peek if you need it, rate the product and give the author any feedback you have.

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Books on line update

Books on line has been updated since the release of SQL2000.
If you check the documentation for the sp_addlogin stored procedure and example E says
SELECT CONVERT(VARBINARY(32), password) then you should update your installation.


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The Secondary Database Name in an AG

I am setting up a SQL Server 2022 Availability Group and I am ready to restore the database on the secondary. The primary database is named Finance. However, we also use this instance for QA and already have a database named Finance. How do I configure the AG to use a different database as the secondary?

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