Professional Development

SQLServerCentral Editorial

What Counts for a DBA: Skill

  • Editorial

Practice makes perfect:” right? Well, not exactly. The reality of it all is that this saying is an untrustworthy aphorism. I discovered this in my “younger” days when I was a passionate tennis player, practicing and playing 20+ hours a week. No matter what my passion level was, without some serious coaching (and perhaps a […]

5 (1)

2021-08-14

180 reads

SQLServerCentral Editorial

Why Tools Can Help You Do Your Job

  • Editorial

Back in my days as a SQL server DBA, I didn't have many third-party tools at my disposal. I remember having a monitoring tool with licenses for only three or four SQL server instances. Whenever there was a problem with one instance that wasn’t currently being monitored, I would have to stop monitoring another instance […]

2019-05-18

204 reads

Blogs

Learn some critical SQL Security with the MidnightDBAs (Thursday, Jan 20)

By

Friends, the MidnightDBAs have a plan for 2022. A capital-P Plan. And it involves...

CosmosDB and Consistency

By

I was doing a little work with CosmosDB recently, and there were a few...

Daily Coping 17 Jan 2022

By

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to...

Read the latest Blogs

Forums

Linked Server UPDATE & DELETE fails . But INSERT & SELECTs work fine

By CheBob

Hello, I have a Windows 2019 machine. I have SQL Server 2016 and the...

Extended Events - how can I query the location of File Target of an XE Session?

By Vladimir Isaev

If I know the XE Session name, is there a query to find out...

tricky query with patterns of consecutive rows

By rotcha99

Hi! I'm having struggle with selecting rows, that match "dynamic" rules as described: if...

Visit the forum

Ask SSC Logo Ask SSC

SQL Server Q&A from the SQLServerCentral community

Get answers

Question of the Day

Adding Time

See possible answers