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When Database Corruption Strikes – PASS Summit 2016

It has been a great week at PASS Summit 2016. Tomorrow I will be presenting on Database Corruption.  The session is called “When Database Corruption Strikes.”   This session is at 3:30pm in Room 2AB, if you are interested in how to

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PASS Summit 2016

Last night I arrived in Seattle for PASS Summit 2016. This is my 4th consecutive PASS Summit, and my second time to be here as a speaker, and I am certainly looking forward to the week. Before I had even

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Presenting at PASS Summit Next Week

Next week I will be presenting on Database Corruption on Friday afternoon at Pass Summit.  The session is called “When Database Corruption Strikes.”   This session is on Friday afternoon, if you are interested in how to deal with database corruption,

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Presenting this Friday at the CHUG Conference

This Friday, October 14th I will be presenting at the Centricity Healthcare Users Group (CHUG) conference in Austin TX. The session is on “Tune, Monitor and Analyze the Health of Your Centricity SQL Server” and I will be co-presenting with

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Don’t Reboot SQL Server So Often

How often should I reboot SQL Server? It is a common belief with computers that rebooting cleans things up in memory and that they run better if they are rebooted more often. With your windows desktop or your cell phone

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Database Corruption Overview for Beginners

Database Corruption Overview: Database corruption is one of those things that you can only plan for by practicing your response plan. Out of all of the things that can happen to your SQL Server this is the one that you

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Instant File Initialization (IFI)

One way to improve performance on SQL Server is with IFI or Instant File Initialization. Normally files are zeroed out on a database growth during an AUTOGROW, RESTORE, CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE. This is done by SQL Server when

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Duplicate Indexes, What a Waste

Today on the tuning minute on the SQL Data Partners Podcast, we discussed duplicate indexes, which lead me to think more about and and write this post. You know there are many different ways of doing things in SQL Server,

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Episode 59: Mirroring, Availability Groups, Replication, and Log shipping

This week on the SQL Data Partners Podcast Episode #59 we discussed Mirroring, Availability Groups, Replication and Log Shipping. There were 4 of us on the podcast, two guests Mariano Kovo and Andy Mallon, along with Carlos Chacon and I.

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The Use of WITH NOLOCK Query Hint

There is a great deal of confusion about the WITH NOLOCK query hint. The following is a transcription of a conversation that I had with Carlos Chacon on the SQL Data Partners Podcast #57 about the WITH NOLOCK hint, and some

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