Kevin3NF

Kevin Hill is a career SQL Server DBA living in Dallas, TX. His specialities include HA/DR, Best Practice configuration, Performance tuning and teaching new and accidental DBAs
  • Interests: Cycling, family, sci-fi, DBA stuff

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Where Is My SQL Server Errorlog?

If you need to find the SQL Server ErrorLog in a hurry and don’t want to spend 30 minutes drilling into every drive on the server: “I don’t watch...

2022-11-21 (first published: )

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SQL Server Registered Servers

Query multiple SQL Server instances at one time! Thanks for watching! Kevin3NF Follow @Dallas_DBAs
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2022-11-09 (first published: )

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SQL Server Best Practices

As a CIO or CTO, one of your primary responsibilities is to ensure that your organization’s data is managed effectively and efficiently. To do this, you need to have...

2022-09-14

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SQL Server Migration and Upgrade

(This post written by Jon Biggs (t), one of our Senior DBAs) We are currently performing migrations with upgrade of multiple-instance SQL Servers to new servers. The migrations are...

2022-03-22

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Group By Starting Characters

I was chatting with Jeff (b|t) on my team yesterday and the context escapes me but I had this thought: “Can you Group By the beginning characters, or a...

2021-10-29 (first published: )

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Do Full Backups Break Log Shipping?

TLDR: Nope. Keep on doing your full backups. Make sure that any databases you Log Ship are NOT also doing log backups in your SQL Maintenance Plans, Ola Jobs,...

2021-10-22 (first published: )

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How old are those stats?

SQL Server maintains a variety of stats about all sort of performance items. Index usage (or missing indexes) Query performance Corrupt pages Disk IO performance Way more than I...

2021-10-11 (first published: )

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