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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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Show Fragmentation Before and After Reindex

This will show the fragmentation and stats before and after a reindex of a specified table. Run in the context for the db that holds the table the proc will get passed and re-index. Complile in master since the master is checked first for any SP that is prefixed with SP_ and you can call […]

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2001-08-13

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SQL Server Current Activity SuperCheck

This gives a quick check of the current activity on a SQL Server. I developed this after getting continually frustrated with "Current Activity" in SQL/EM getting blocked by processes when I needed to see blocking issues on the server. It has been immensely valuable to me in quickly identifying production-stopping issues on the database. It […]

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2001-08-13

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Optimize Character Field Usage

This stored procedure was designed to scan all your character based columns in a particular database and show the minimum, maximum and average data length. As well as give an efficiency rating of the data stored. Input: None Output: Table name, Column name, Defined datatype and length, Average length of data for that column, Minimum […]

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2001-08-10

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Email using CDONTS (via smtp)

Here is a very basic example script for sending emails via CDONTS. This comes from the sqlmag web-site forum. Although fine, remember that it will use the local SMTP server to forward emails onto the destination user. If your servers smtp process can not reach an exchange/group-wise/other mail box on your network, then this code […]

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2001-08-09

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Generate Insert Statements Easily

This script will generate insert statements for the given tables. You can pass the tables names, separated by commas, into sp_DataAsInsCommand stored procedure as in the example below: EXEC sp_DataAsInsCommand 'employee,titleauthor,pub_info' Updated on 5/25/01 to correct an issue with columns that are short like a column defined as char(1), to correct another issue with the […]

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