SQL Nuggets http://www.sqlnuggets.com Nuggets Of SQL Server Knowledge Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:34:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 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/#respond 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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Slides From SQL Saturday Nashville 2020 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/slides-from-sql-saturday-nashville-2020/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/slides-from-sql-saturday-nashville-2020/#respond Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:29:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1283 The slides from my presentation “How To Be The DBA When You Don’t Have A DBA” can be downloaded here. In this particular presentation there are a lot of links ...

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SQL Scripts: List Databases A Login Can Access http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-list-databases-a-login-can-access/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-list-databases-a-login-can-access/#respond Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1255 When you are managing your SQL Server database permissions through Active Directory Groups (which you should be!), it can sometimes be difficult to know just which databases a user actually ...

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Speaking At SQL Saturday Nashville 2020 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-sql-saturday-nashville-2020/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-sql-saturday-nashville-2020/#respond Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:08:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=1242 I am excited to announce that I have been selected to speak at SQL Saturday Nashville in January! The event will be held on January 18th, 2020, at Middle Tennessee ...

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