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List all Databases and Last Full Backups

This script will create a procedure to list all databases on the server (except tempdb), the last time the database was backed up (database backup, not log backups), and a comment which could be customized.  For my purposes, I flag any database which hasn't been backed up in the last week.  This provides a quick […]

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2002-06-14

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Alert Procedure for Long-Running Job

For jobs that run periodically and should take only a short time to run, a DBA may want to know when the job has been running for an excessive time. In this case, just checking to see IF the job is running won't do; the ability to make sure that it hasn't been running for […]

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2002-01-15

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Script to Show All Failed Jobs in Specified Period

This script will allow you to create a stored procedure that will check a server for any jobs that have failed in a specified number of days. It has proven valuable to me, since I have servers with lots of jobs that run frequently; I got tired of checking the history of each job to […]

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2002-01-01

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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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