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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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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TIL: Backup-DbaDatabase

(This post comes from one of our Junior DBAs – @SQLDork) I’m learning how to use dbatools. Today’s command: Backup-DbaDatabase I’m using the 64-bit PowerShell ISE (running as administrator),...

2021-04-26 (first published: )

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VMware & SQL Server 823-824 alerts

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Daily Coping 18 May 2022

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I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to...

Storage Field Day 23 – SIOS

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