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Weekly Reports Made Easy

Each week you are required to run various reports based on table entries made during the week preceding latest Sunday. Use this SQL7/2000 procedure (can be a UDF in SQL2K) to retrieve the latest midnight of a specified day of the week as illustrated below: Declare @StartDate datetime, @EndDate datetime Exec DBAservice.dbo.uspGetLatestWkDayMidnight @pDate = '1998-05-06', […]

2003-03-13

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Rename SQL Server

Utilizing sp_dropserver and sp_addserver system procedures we will change local SQL Server name to a specified one, or, by default, to the WINS machine name. Just another utility in my DBAservice toolbox database.Notes:1.Tested in SQL Server7.2. In some cases it is necessary to rerun sql server setup in order to start the server after renaming. […]

2003-02-13

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Check user activity

This stored procedure is another monitoring utility that can be executed periodically as a sql server agent job. The procedure checks if there are any open connections, and if there was any recent user activity within a given period of time in a given (or any) database by a given (or any/any except given) login […]

2002-11-30

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Monitoring SQL Server downtime

The following script creates a monitoring utility to find out for how long a sql server was down prior to the latest startup. The script creates one table (tblHeartbeat), four stored procedures (uspFillHeartBeat, uspGetDowntimeSummary, uspCleanHeartbeat, uspAtStartup) and two jobs (FillHeartbeat and CleanHeartbeat).Notes:1. By convention I introduced in my company (UGO Networks, Inc.) all "service" database […]

2002-11-21

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