SQL Nuggets http://www.sqlnuggets.com Nuggets Of SQL Server Knowledge Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:16:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 2020 IDERA ACE http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/2020-idera-ace/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/2020-idera-ace/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:19:49 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1153 I am super excited to announce that I have been selected to participate in the 2020 IDERA ACE program! IDERA made the announcement last week, and I am honored to ...

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Recover Deleted Indexes With SQL Server Metrics Pack http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/recover-deleted-indexes-with-sql-server-metrics-pack/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/recover-deleted-indexes-with-sql-server-metrics-pack/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1113 In my latest enhancement to SQL Server Metrics Pack , I added a new feature to the index metrics scripts that automatically generates a CREATE INDEX script and stores it ...

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SQL Server Metrics Pack Update – September 2019 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-server-metrics-pack-update-september-2019/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-server-metrics-pack-update-september-2019/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:50:38 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1107 This morning I updated the Index Metrics piece of SQL Server Metrics Pack. This update mainly introduced some new functionality, with a few minor bug fixes. The two big enhancements ...

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SQL Scripts: Find Queries That Have Missing Index Requests http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-find-queries-that-have-missing-index-requests/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-find-queries-that-have-missing-index-requests/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:55:10 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1078 In a previous article, I went over how SQL Server will recommend an index that it believes will help a query run faster, and I showed how to find missing ...

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Patching Multiple SQL Servers With Powershell and dbatools http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/patching-multiple-sql-servers-with-powershell-and-dbatools/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/patching-multiple-sql-servers-with-powershell-and-dbatools/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:52:35 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1049 Patching SQL Server can sometimes be a time consuming process, especially when you have multiple servers that need to be patched. Remoting in to each box to run through the ...

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Music City Data 2019 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/music-city-data-2019/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/music-city-data-2019/#respond Thu, 30 May 2019 19:21:13 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1020 For the second year in a row, I am happy to be working as part of the team putting together the Music City Data conference in Nashville, TN. Music City ...

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This Is Not The DBA You’re Looking For! http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/this-is-not-the-dba-youre-looking-for/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/this-is-not-the-dba-youre-looking-for/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2019 18:39:16 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1000 Over the last couple of months I have been interviewing candidates for a Sr. SQL Server DBA position we had open on my team. And while we ultimately ended up ...

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Announcing Sp_WhoIsBlocking http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/announcing-sp_whoisblocking/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/announcing-sp_whoisblocking/#respond Thu, 28 Mar 2019 20:09:51 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=985 This is a tongue in cheek post, basically highlighting a cool feature in sp_whoisactive, and how I created a wrapper for it to make my life easier. I am a ...

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Configuring Database Data And Log Files http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/configuring-database-data-and-log-files/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/configuring-database-data-and-log-files/#respond Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:49:53 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=960 One of the things that Database Administrators typically do is configure the Data and Log file growth settings for the databases on their servers. While these configurations vary by server ...

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SQL Server Permissions Manager Updates – January 2019 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-server-permissions-manager-updates-january-2019/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-server-permissions-manager-updates-january-2019/#respond Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:00:28 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=949 I recently made some updates to my SQL Server Permissions Manager project on GitHub. These updates mainly consisted of bug fixes and documentation updates, although I did also add the ...

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