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The NoSQL Misdirections

Editorial Note: This is a republish, in memory of Mike who passed away too soon. You can see his memorial at sqlmemorial.org. Recently I have been working with a colleague who is doing a bit of a side projects outside of work. He's  trying to expand his skillset using a pet project at home. I encouraged […]

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2021-06-04 (first published: )

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It's More Than What You Know

I'm a firm believer in keeping your tech skills up to date, as well as your social skills, What better way than attending or presenting at a conference or group meeting. The reason to attend an event I'm very fortunate that my company allows me training days and time for personal development, covering all expenses […]

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2019-12-03

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Parameter pain

A forum question came up a few days ago regarding an abnormally large procedural cache. In an attempt to help out, I threw together a few ideas (some wrong, some right) and started looking at the types of query that were in the cache. A lot of the queries were in the format select * […]

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2019-11-11

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Oops, I deleted that data

We all have these days as a DBA,  hopefully they are few and far between for most of us. This morning I walked into the office and found a stack of emails saying that a developer had responded to a support ticket and modified the values in one of our tables and got it wrong. OK, […]

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2019-10-29

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Memories of DR testing

With the introduction of the GDPR, a lot of our prospective clients are demanding more and more information regarding data disposal, retention and usage practices. Both our new and existing clients want to look at our internal ecosystem and understand how we manage it. This means that I finally got a budget for a disaster […]

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2019-08-19

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move all indexes to a secondary file group

Move all (or chosen) standard indexes from your primary file group to a secondary file group (hopefully located on a seperate array)excludes clustered indexes, statistics and indexes associated with a primary keywhen you run it - set the debug to 1 to identify what the script will move, set it to 0 to actually perform […]

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2006-06-19 (first published: )

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2005 readiness

A script to test your database for 2005 readiness.these features are as described by the SQL 2000 BPA, however this script will run on SL 6.5,7,2000Please note that this is not a guarantee of readiness, however it is an indication that there are issues you may have to resolve to run your databases in 2005

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2006-06-02 (first published: )

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