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Database Health Version 2.2 Released Today

Today I have the pleasure of releasing the next version of the Database Health Monitor application. Currently at version 2.2, I have been working on this since 2011, and I have introduced some new features in the latest version. Visit

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Using SQL Server Compressed Backups

The Quick Scan report in Database Health Monitor detects when you are performing SQL Server backups without compression, when the compression option is available. This applies to Full backups, Transaction log backups and Differential backups. Not using compressed backups? Why not?

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Max Server Memory – SQL Server

Max Server Memory Setting Explained If you have more memory than your database and applications on the SQL Server will ever use than this is not a problem, but when you run into memory constraints this setting is much more

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mssqlsystemresource Database

I was looking through my SQL Server error logs to confirm that CheckDB was being run as I had scheduled based on my previous post to run DBCC CheckDB on all databases. I wanted to confirm that there was no

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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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24 Hours of PASS – Advanced CTE Presenation

Today I am presenting on Advanced Common Table Expressions as part of the 24 Hours of PASS conference. It is being webcast so check it out if you can. The outline for the presentation will be the following: Recursive Queries

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When Database Corruption Strikes

Today I am presenting to the session “When Database Corruption Strikes” to the High Availability and Disaster Recovery PASS Virtual Chapter. Here is the abstract: You are working along month after month with no problems in your database. Suddenly someone

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TSQL JOIN Types – SQL Saturday

Today I am presenting at SQL Saturday in Redmond Wa. My presentation is on SQL JOIN types. If you have seen my JOIN Types Poster, you should check it out. Download the slides and sample TSQL code: JOINs.zip Topics Covered

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