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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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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Code That Writes Code

“Work Smarter, not Harder” We’ve all heard it before, pretty much any job, anywhere. In our DBA slice of the IT world, this is very relevant to how we...

2023-05-08 (first published: )

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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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A New Word: Proluctance

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Question of the Day

Filestream on Linux

I want to implement a Filestream table on SQL Server 2022 running on Linux. Can I do this?

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