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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3rd Party Applications Have Issues

As a SQL DBA, what do you do when a vendor application has performance problems that are code related? Server settings don’t generally seem to be an issue. Queries...

2024-05-20 (first published: )

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Degrees and Trade Schools

Can we normalize a couple of things? 1 – Trade Schools. Back in the 80’s trade classes in high school and post high school were frowned upon, or looked...

2024-05-08

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Set-Based vs Row-Based Database Code

In SQL Server, the terms “set-based” and “row-based” refer to different approaches or styles of writing SQL code to manipulate data. These styles have implications for performance, readability, and...

2023-12-18 (first published: )

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Database Concerns – A Poll!

What are you most concerned about in your database platforms? Please pick from the list below, and expand on your choice in the comments if you like:   Thanks...

2023-11-08 (first published: )

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IRL #8: SQL Server Down

Problem: My PocketDBA® client called in with a non-responsive SQL Server. Application errors, timeout, alerts firing. SQL Server box is up, and the services are running. Background: This is...

2023-09-06

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SQL Server is not a Car

Lets compare them anyway, just for fun. Both have an engine Both have a monitoring device (Dashboard/Activity Monitor) Both need power (Gas/Electricity) Both need to be told what do...

2023-09-05

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Blogs

New Pluralsight Course - Certified Kubernetes Administrator - Performing Cluster Version Upgrades

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We’re working through the major refresh of my Certified Kubernetes Administrator series at Pluralsight! The...

What I actually do at Microsoft

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I started working at Microsoft in January 2022. I enjoy it. I even wrote...

Talkie - a simple, private, responsive interface for LLMs

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Watch this video on YouTube I like using ChatGPT. But I don't like the $20/month...

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Forums

Strange behavior passing a variable in XML.value

By PatLap

Hi,  anyone would know why as soon as I add a WHERE statement (even...

What happened to my SSMS shortcuts in 20.1?

By Eric Mamet

I installed SSMS 20.1 and all my trusted keyboard shortcuts don't work anymore... <Ctrl>E...

logshipping is out of synch need to debug

By anoop.mig29

Hi We have logshipping which get out of synch in night due to purging...

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Question of the Day

Operator Precedence Order

What is the correct order of operator precedence from highest (evaluated first) to lowest?

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