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help to tighten use of  cmdshell  or sp_start_job

-- The goal is to avoid the use of sp_start_job in an application. So we have the application use RAISERROR to activate the job.--  1) because you can only start jobs you own--  2) we don't want to open the cmdshell to everyone--  3) we want control regarding jobs that run on our server.--  4) […]

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2007-05-31 (first published: )

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Detect invalid FK-data after using "WITH NOCHECK"

In situations where FK's have been created using the "WITH NOCHECK" option you can get into troubles because the FK-data is not checked ! (so there may be invalid data in the FK-column !)E.g. ALTER TABLE [dbo].[mytable] WITH NOCHECK add constraint [FK__USED_RESO__Actio__1162CF5F] FOREIGN KEY ( Action_Type ) REFERENCES [dbo].[Action_Types] ( Action_Type ) BOL states "... […]

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2007-05-29 (first published: )

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VB.Net support from your SQLServer DBA

Once devs are pushed toward using parameters, they get confused as to why their sp is not reused and has many compilations when in use.The reason is most of the time, that the parameters are defined with a wrong datatypemapping in the application or have different datatypes in a # of applications.I use this proc […]

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2006-02-16 (first published: )

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Intervention system for runaway jobs

Some of my developers had created jobs that executed VB applications that never ended. Aparently they could not figure out when, why and what was going wrong. They could not repro the situation.Now I've created this litle system so the users can assign max elaps times for their jobs. These jobs will then be intercepted […]

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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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