Month: August 2015

Database Health Monitor Version 2.1 coming soon

In the next week or two, I will be releasing version 2.1 of the Database Health Monitor application. I am just going through the final testing process now to get it ready for general release. There are a number of

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Introduction to SQL Server Class

From September 15th 2015 to October 1st 2015 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings I will be teaching a Introduction to SQL Server class. Interested you can sign up here:  Class Info and Signup Introduction to SQL Server – Why take this course?

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Silencing Backup Messages with Trace Flag 3226

As a DBA you regularly schedule backups you might have regular full backups, incremental backups and hopefully regular backups. Over time you might realize that your error log is not longer filled with errors, but instead a majority of your

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SQL Server Mentoring – Now Available

Yesterday I was asked by a client about consulting questions and for my help without the typical minimum hourly commitment. He pointed out that he has things that he could use help with that don’t require a multi-hour type project.

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SQL Server Database Corruption Repair

Database corruption repair with SQL Server is one of those things that you generally don’t see every day, but as a DBA, you are expected to be able to fix it quickly without any data loss. From the risk analysis

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What is a Page Split

Tables, and indexes are organized in SQL Server into 8K chunks called pages. If you have rows that are 100 bytes each, you can fit about 80 of those rows into a given page. If you update one of those

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Blog hosting trouble while on vacation

This last weekend I went on vacation to the San Juan islands for 4 nights. Our annual family trip to the islands for some good family time, and fishing. Here are some photos from the trip.    

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Error Log: I/O is Frozen On Database

I/O is Frozen on Database. You are scanning your SQL Server Logs and discover the following error messages. There may be a long list of them, one frozen and one resumed for each database on your SQL Server. I/O Is Frozen

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Website Outage

Last night my website (this site) experienced an outage. Sometime during the night the Mysql process hosting my WordPress website crashed. Too bad there isn’t a WordPress solution that uses a SQL Server database. Things are back now, and the

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Steps to Improve ETL Performance Using SSIS

Some of the biggest performance tuning wins that I have had over my career have been related to performance tuning queries that are being called from SSIS. So often the actual query performance gets overlooked in the SSIS environment. A

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