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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2020 Year In Review

TL;DR – It was great and not great I think we can all pretty much agree that in some regards 2020 was horrible, globally. So lets move on… Good...

2021-01-01

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Virtual Log Files

Today’s post is a guest article from a friend of Dallas DBAs, writer, and fantastic DBA Jules Behrens (B|L) One common performance issue that is not well known that...

2020-12-07 (first published: )

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Renaming SQL Server Databases

Video walkthrough of renaming or “flipping” databases to minimize down time during a refresh.  Most commonly when moving a copy from prod to dev. My Pluralsight courses for new...

2020-10-12

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SQL Server Express Size Limit

My Pluralsight course for new SQL Server DBAs   (Needs to upgrade to a bigger bowl) Common scenario: Company is using SQL Server Express to save on licensing costs...

2020-07-02

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TIL: Dismount-DbaDatabase and Mount-DbaDatabase

We have a double feature for today’s dbatools blog post, as these two commands go hand-in-hand. Todays commands: Dismount-DbaDatabase and Mount-DbaDatabase Detach-DbaDatabase and Attach-DbaDatabase can be used as aliases....

2020-07-01 (first published: )

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Blogs

What to Know about Power BI Theme Colors

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Power BI reports have a theme that specifies the default colors, fonts, and visual...

A Global Team Meeting

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The last few years at Redgate we’ve had the entire (or most) of the...

A New Word: sayfish

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sayfish – n. a sincere emotion that seems to wither into mush as soon...

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MSOLEDBSQL/MSOLEDBSQL19 - Linked Servers and encryption

By Fozzie

Yes I know Linked Servers can be evil... but they can be fine and...

dbcc clonedatabase issue

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I have used the 'dbcc clonedatabase'   schema-only backup procedure many times in the past...

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Question of the Day

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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