Query Timeout Expired

If you ever use linked servers to run queries on a remote database server, you may run into this issue if your queries take longer than 10 minutes:  OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI11” for linked server xxxxx returned message “Query timeout expired” [SQLSTATE 01000] (Message 7412)

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SQLSaturday #595 Cleveland 2017

On 2/4/2017 I went to my third SQLSaturday hosted at Hyland Software in Westlake, OH.  What is SQLSaturday? From their site:  “SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.”  http://www.sqlsaturday.com/

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Maintenance Cleanup Task

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

Backing up your Sql Server Database

Good morning.  Today I am going to talk about the second most important task a DBA is responsible for….backups.  What is the most important?  That would be restores and will be next week’s topic.  If you cannot restore your database, you will be very sorry.  Seriously, if you cannot recover the data that your company needs, you may need to look new employment since your company might go out of business. Continue reading Backing up your Sql Server Database

My favorite SSMS add-in….SSMSBoost

Sql Server Management Studio is very robust and can do many things, but like any other product cannot do everything.  Luckily there are add-ins available that fill in some of the gaps.  My favorite and one I use every single day is SSMSBoost:

http://www.ssmsboost.com

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