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Transactions Rolled Back in Database

IF you are browsing your error log and come across an error message stating that “1 transactions rolled forward in database ‘msdb’”, or “X transactions rolled back in database ‘msdb’” you might be a bit alarmed. You might also notice

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Status of DBCC CheckDB

So you are checking your database with DBCC CheckDB and of course if you are like me you use the WITH NO_INFOMSGS parameter. But it turns out that CheckDB is taking longer to run that you expected, and you want

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Corruption Challenge Week 4 – The Winning Solution

Congratulations to Randolph West who won the corruption challenge this week with the following solution which restored all of the data. First he restored the database to get started. Note some of his code and comments have been reformatted to

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Introducing the DataBase Corruption Challenge (DBCC) – Week 1 Challenge

Welcome to the DataBase Corruption Challenge, this is an about weekly blog challenge where I will post a corrupt SQL Server database with some details on what happened to it. If at this point you are already a bit irked

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Sample Database for Common Table Expressions

As I have presented my Common Table Expressions presentation many times, and as part of writing the Common Table Expressions Book I have created some sample database scripts to use. Once you load up the script into SSMS and refresh the databases

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DBCC OutputBuffer

Being day 22 of the DBCC Command month at SteveStedman.com, today’s featured DBCC Command is DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER. I missed a few days on the DBCC Commands due to attending SQL Saturday in Redmond, and the release of my book on

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DBCC CheckIdent

Being day six of the DBCC Command month at SteveStedman.com, today’s featured DBCC Command is DBCC CHECKIDENT. Description: DBCC CHECKIDENT is used for check on the current value in the identity column for a table.  It also reports on the

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DBCC CheckDB for Database Consistency

Being day four of the DBCC Command month at SteveStedman.com, today’s featured DBCC Command is DBCC CHECKDB. For more info on DBCC see the Database Corruption Challenge. DBCC CheckDB Description: DBCC CHECKDB is used to check the physical integrity of

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DBCC CheckAlloc

Being day one of DBBC Command month at SteveStedman.com, today’s featured DBCC Command is DBCC CHECKALLOC. Description: DBCC CheckAlloc checks and can repair disk space allocation structures for a database. DBCC CheckAlloc checks the allocation for all pages in the

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T-SQL: A Simple Example Using a Cursor

For more information on cursors, also take a look at the free SQL query training provided by Steve Stedman. In SQL Server the cursor is a tool that is used to iterate over a result set, or to loop through each

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