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.
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/
Duplicate data in your database? I will show you two ways on how to delete duplicate data in your Sql Server database. How does it get there? The ways are limitless, but you more than likely do not have an adequate unique index or unique constraint setup for your table.
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
In a previous posting, we backed up your WideWorldImporters database and created a job to run transaction log backups so we can recover with no more than 30 minutes of data loss. Continue reading Restoring 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
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, (I no longer use it due to the change in the community license and the useful functions being taken away.)