SQL Nuggets http://www.sqlnuggets.com Nuggets Of SQL Server Knowledge Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:22:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Be Proactive: A Good DBA Goes Looking For Signs of Trouble http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/be-proactive-a-good-dba-goes-looking-for-signs-of-trouble/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/be-proactive-a-good-dba-goes-looking-for-signs-of-trouble/#respond Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:37:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1499 Last month I did a session for IDERA Live 2020. This is a free, one day virtual conference put on by IDERA each year, and this year’s focus was “How ...

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PSSDIAG Error: There Is No Instance Named X http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/pssdiag-error-there-is-no-instance-named-x/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/pssdiag-error-there-is-no-instance-named-x/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:42:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1482 I’m writing this as a reminder to myself for a problem I just had to solve. When running the PSSDIAG tool, if you are running it against SQL 2016 SP2 ...

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Disabling An Index Drops Compression http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/disabling-an-index-drops-compression/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/disabling-an-index-drops-compression/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2020 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1449 This post is more of an FYI, and to remind myself in case I run into it again down the road. Here at work we have a very large, very ...

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I Am Now A Microsoft Certified Trainer http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/i-am-now-a-microsoft-certified-trainer/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/i-am-now-a-microsoft-certified-trainer/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:33:41 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1405 I am very excited to announce that as of yesterday I am now a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)! This is something that I have been wanting to do for years, ...

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Does SQL Server Now Distribute Transactions Evenly Across Multiple Log Files? http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/does-sql-server-now-distribute-transactions-across-multiple-log-files/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/does-sql-server-now-distribute-transactions-across-multiple-log-files/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:02:06 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1396 It is generally known throughout the SQL Server world that having multiple log files on a database is not a good idea. While multiple data files spread across multiple drives ...

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Setting Drive Allocation Unit Size With PowerShell http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/setting-drive-allocation-unit-size-with-powershell/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/setting-drive-allocation-unit-size-with-powershell/#comments Fri, 29 May 2020 13:46:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1387 There seems to be some ongoing debate around whether or not formatting your data and log drives with 64KB allocation unit size even matters anymore. I would encourage you to ...

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Setting Up Database Mail And SQL Agent Alerts With PowerShell http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/setting-up-database-mail-and-sql-agent-alerts-with-powershell/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/setting-up-database-mail-and-sql-agent-alerts-with-powershell/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:00:54 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1350 As a DBA, you need to know when there’s a problem on your SQL Servers. And while I highly recommend you use a full-fledged monitoring system, there are also some ...

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Slides From SQL Saturday Tampa 2020 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/slides-from-sql-saturday-tampa-2020/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/slides-from-sql-saturday-tampa-2020/#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:16:55 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1336 SQL Saturday Tampa 2020 was this past weekend , and I have to say that I really enjoyed it! This was my first time at the Tampa event, and I ...

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Disable Telemetry On Multiple SQL Servers With PowerShell http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/disable-telemetry-on-multiple-sql-servers-with-powershell/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/disable-telemetry-on-multiple-sql-servers-with-powershell/#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:01:17 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1307 Starting with SQL Server 2016, when you install SQL Server it also installs the CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program) Services, also known at Telemetry. In previous versions of SQL Server ...

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Speaking At SQL Saturday Tampa 2020 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-sql-saturday-tampa-2020/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-sql-saturday-tampa-2020/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2020 15:45:49 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1295 In just a little over 3 weeks I’ll be speaking at SQL Saturday Tampa 2020! This event will be held on Feb 29 2020 at USF MUMA College of Business, ...

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