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Database Corruption Challenge #9

Welcome to the ninth competition of ten in the Database Corruption Challenge. This week I have created a database and then corrupted one or more parts of that database, and your goal is to fix all of the corruption without

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Interview with Brent Ozar

Almost a month ago Brent Ozar did a blog interview with me regarding the Database Corruption Challenge so I thought I would return the gesture and do the same for him. I ended up going to the Bellingham SQL Server

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Database Health Monitor Version 2 Almost Done

Over the last 4 years I have been working on the Database Health Monitor. I am about a week away from releasing Version 2, which will finally be out of the beta process. In preparation for the release I am

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Database Corruption Challenge #8 has Ended

With many participants and 16 who correctly solved Corruption Challenge week 8, the challenge has come to an end. The overall winner was Rob Farley, and there were several new participants this week. The scores page has been updated. Some

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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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Advanced Common Table Expressions – 24 Hours of PASS

On Wednesday June 24th at 6:00pm pacific time or( 25 Jun 2015 01:00 GMT ) will be speaking at the 24HOP (24 Hours of Pass) conference which is broadcast online. I will be presenting on Advanced Common Table Expressions, and it is

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Database Health Monitor Beta 10.2 Released Today

It has been a long day, but I was able to get the latest Beta release of Database Health Monitor out. If you haven’t heard of Database Health Monitor monitor before, here is the quick rundown. It is a set of performance

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TSQL JOIN Types Poster (version 4.1)

After someone reported a small bug in the “two INNER JOINs” diagram, I have created an update to the poster. This is update 4.1, only a minor version upgrade due to only a small change. The think I love about

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Week 6 – Database Corruption Challenge

Welcome to the Week 6 Corruption Challenge.  If you have seen the t-shirt that I designed for the winner at the end of the 10 week period, please take a look.   For this challenge, any version of SQL Server

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Week 5 – Alternate Solution

Here is how I solved Week 5 of the Database Corruption Challenge. The following steps were tested and confirmed working on SQL Server 2008R2, SQL Server 2012, and SQL Server 2014.   To oversimplify, here are the steps: Restore the

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