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Compare the Data in Two Tables

These queries are used to compare the data in two tables.   In these examples all the rows in each table is retrieved and compared using the UNION ALL command.  I would recommend adding additional WHERE criteria for very large tables to reduce the number of rows that will be compared.These SQL statements are based on […]

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2007-08-09 (first published: )

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Shrink Log file for all Databases

I use this script to shrink the log files for development databases. The intention is keep the log files as small as possible when the database is not in use. By scheduling this script I can control when it happens as oppose to using auto shrink.

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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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