Author: SteveStedman

My lucky day

It appears to be my lucky day. Who would have thought that someone I don’t even know would want me to invest $48,000,000 for them. Wow it is so exciting.   ok… now that I am through the sarcasm, I

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Using Antivirus with SQL Server

In a perfect world, your SQL Server would be so secure that you would not need antivirus software, you would have behind layers of firewalls, nobody would ever connect with remote desktop to install anything, and it would always have

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Database Health Monitor Keyboard Shortcuts

Over the years developing Database Health Monitor I have added a number of keyboard shortcuts to make life easier when working in the application.  Some of these are listed here to share since they are not all completely obvious.  

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2 Sessions Accepted for PASS Summit 2017

I am excited to announce that 2 of the sessions that I proposed for PASS Summit 2017 have been accepted. This is the first year that I have had 2 sessions accepted for Summit, and I am looking forward to

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Database Health Monitor June 2017 Version Released Today

Today I released the June 2017 version of Database Health Monitor, you can get it on the download page at http://DatabaseHealth.com.  Here is what it included. Version 2.5.5 Release Notes Version 2.5.5 is the June, 2017 release of Database Health

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Database Health Monitor – May 2017 version released today

Today I had the opportunity to release the May 2017 update of Database Health Monitor. This release is version 2.5.4. There are some new cross-instance reports available to allow you to check on your backup and CheckDB work on all

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DBCC FREEPROCCACHE – What is the impact.

Here is a question that I received from a friend today and I thought it would be a good post explaining the details: Steve, I have a question on DBCC FREEPROCCACHE.  I used sp_blitzcache from Brent and it shows that

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I’m Presenting at the Compañero Conference In October

I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at (and helping organize) the SQL Conference called Companero Conference in Norfolk VA on October 4th and 5th 2017.   SQL Server Conference for the Accidental, Lone or New DBA The

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Podcast Episode 91: DBA Tools – Listen and find out what you are missing.

Today Episode 91 released and it is our pleasure to present this episode on DBA Tools.  DBA Tools is an open source project (http://DBATools.io) that provides a number of powershell scripts to better help the DBA perform common SQL Server

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My CheckDB Script

From time to time I get asked about checkDB, and there are many solutions out there, but I have one that I generally use that is very simple and does the job. The script below created a stored procedure in

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