Wait statistic are a fundamental concept of any RDBMS. Let’s review some basics of troubleshooting performance issues with wait statistics.Read More »
The SQL Server Error Log is one of the most useful thing to troubleshoot database server issues. System errors get logged here along with a host of other useful information.
Read on to see how to understand, analyze, and manage the SQL Server Error Log…
I like Halloween so I find myself getting mentally ready each year about a couple of months prior. My mind turns to horrors and I must warn wary travelers in DBA-land about an evil I see all too often – shrinking a database.
I know this has been done to death but I still see it. Gather around the fire as I tell you the ills of shrinking database files.
Today I want to talk about some of the language settings in SQL Server and the impact they have. Read on to see about setting up a default language in SQL Server, setting language for a scoped session, and differences between SQL Server and Windows Server settings.
Every SQL Server instance relies heavily on tempdb to function. Because of this it is important to properly setup and configure tempdb. If you work on a system with a sub optimal tempdb setup then you may have to move files. Read on to see a technique for getting this job done.
In my previous post, SQL Server Database Corruption! Understanding and Diagnosing, we talked about database corruption. We discussed what it was so we could better understand the threat we face. Then we learned how to diagnose database corruption. Today we are going to talk about remediating and preventing database corruption.
If you haven’t already read the previous post please read it first.
Of all the things that can ruin your day as a DBA and possibly get you fired, database corruption ranks right up there with backups and security enforcement of the database. Database corruption can be a resume generating event! A corrupt database can affect system stability, lead to unnecessary downtime, and possibly the loss of some data. To manage the risk you must know what database corruption is, how to diagnose, how to fix, and how to prevent.
Read on to learn how to understand and diagnose database corruption.
UPDATE: Part 2 on Fixing Database Corruption
Have you ever had to move databases and their files? A database migration involves some downtime and mistakes made can certainly ruin your day. You don’t want to be in the middle of a migration and be uncertain about what to do.
Read on to learn how to move SQL Server database files and also see some demos.
Do you want to learn SQL Server but don’t have any money? Are you thinking about working more seriously with SQL Server? Do you wonder what you need to do to get ahead or become a SQL Server DBA or developer?
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