David Fowler and Adrian Buckman, two database nerds who love nothing more than to spend their time, reading about, researching and sharing all things SQL Server.

David is a DBA with over 15 years production experience of SQL Server, from version 6.5 through to 2016. He has worked in a number of different settings and is currently the technical lead at one of the largest software companies in the UK.

After working in the motor trade for over 11 years Adrian decided to give it all up to persue a dream of working in I.T. Adrian has over 3 years of experience working with SQL server and loves all things SQL, Adrian currently works as a Database Administrator for one of the UK’s Largest Software Companies.

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A New Word: Apolytus

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Table Partitioning - remove null range

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hi guys,   I have a partitioned table AM_ITM_INSTNC_MSS and I want to  get...

Principal owns a service?

By Brandie Tarvin

This is one I haven't seen before. I'm trying to drop a database user...

Issues backing up Analysis Services databases - silent failures

By Pete Bishop

I have a PowerShell script that I use to automate the backup of Analysis...

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Question of the Day

Read Only Replica in SQL Server Standard

Our environment runs using SQL Server Standard. We are implementing Availability groups. Our database has been experiencing high read volumes, so I want to let the application read the Synchronized Secondary replica, as I read that HADR does this. Can we implement this?

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