You can also restore your SQL Server database using T-SQL instead of SSMS. Today I will show you how to do an easy recovery with restoring just a full backup and another scenario of restoring a full backup and any available transaction logs.
In last weeks posting, we created our first SSIS package which queried a database and saved the information to a file so we could send the information to a user. This week we are going to modify that same package to save the file with the date and time included in the filename.
What is SSIS? It stands for SQL Server Integration Services which may be used for building high performance data integration and workflow solutions, including extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) operations for data warehousing. Today I am going to show you a simple solution on how to extract data and save it to a file. This exercise will show some commonly used elements to creating a lot of different solutions.
Have you ever received an email like below and then got a big pain in your stomach? Disk E: is running out of room and you need to move one of your user database files before you totally fill the disk. Yes, your VM admin might be able to add disk space but they are out sick or this is a physical machine and you need to order bigger disks and you need to make this change right now.
When you look at your data, do you see a mish mash of formats? Do some people use camel case, some all lowercase, some upper? Here is a quick script that you can use to capitalize the first letter in your single word strings.
You have been diligently backing up your database and transaction logs, but now you have a directory that is full of files that have been backed up to disk/tape already or are no longer needed since they are old. Within SSMS, you are able to create a job that can delete out the files that are no longer needed. Continue reading Maintenance Cleanup Task