Edward Pochinski


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sp_dba_checkblocked fix for sp_NotifyBlock

Problems with error 512 more than 1 result returned due to the operator outside of the query. Found this when tested with multiple blocks going on at once. It worked fine when there was only 1 block. Depending on the type of server there can be a "whole lot of blocking going on "Replaced with […]

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2002-01-01

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OSQL Process Watcher

These 2 files plus sleep.exe (Resource kit) gives an administrator a good view of important blocking statistics in almost a real time fashion. You can use this with profiler to obtain some unique information very fast on a lead blocker if your gathering the right counters in profiler and dumping them in a table and […]

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2001-12-10

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Script to Zip a Backup File

A handy dandy proc that can be used to zip up a backup file to location specified. Also called from a backup script to automate the compression of all backups using PKZip command line utility. Make sure pkzip is in the path and found by the shell prior to using this script.

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2001-08-20

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Script to Search SQL Error Log For a String

This script(sproc)uses xp_cmdshell from sql and FINDSTR from DOS to search the current errorlog for a specific string such as kernel or failed login. Compile this in the master db and if you do not pass an input parameter a example usage will display for you. ex: sp_dba_sqlerrorlog kernel Edward J Pochinski III

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2001-08-13

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