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I work on a few projects and have a bunch of demos setup, but I don’t work on them all every week. Being only semi-creative like many of you, I end up with some similar projects with similar names. When I wanted to determine which project was linked to which… Read more
VIEW SERVER STATE permission was denied on object 'server', database 'master'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 300)
More dbatools experimentation for me. This is a great set of Powershell cmdlets that solve simple, handy problems. In this post, I want to look at Copy-SqlJob, which will allow me to easily move jobs from one instance to another.
The Job Subsystem
Jobs in SQL Server are part… Read more
People who have been working for a while with Integration Services probably know the legendary blog post by SQL Server MVP Jamie Thomson: Suggested Best Practises and naming conventions. The blog post served as a guidance point for many SSIS projects regarding naming conventions of the various tasks and… Read more
Another week almost over so here’s a random selection of articles that I’ve been reading…
Changing the SQL Server port on Linux
Denis Gobo goes through the process of changing the port that an instance of SQL Server running on Linux is listening on
Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.
Note: not a SQL/BI related post like usual, but since it’s a common issue I want to share my solution here
Quite recently I had a bizarre issue on my laptop: suddenly I could only browse Google websites (Google search, YouTube, Gmail …). All the other websites would time out… Read more
Wooo!OK - maybe too much of a celebration... and I do have meatier topics in the article pipeline. However, I just stumbled across a feature in SSIS that I didn't realize had been included - due to a Connect item I'd raised a long time ago (in early 2009). …
Issue: MSDB database log file is getting full very rapidly and became very huge. Currently, T-Log file is of 5GB whereas Data file is only 1GB for MSDB on server.
Findings: We found system owned open transaction in MSDB which is causing issue.
Transaction information for database ‘msdb’.
Oldest active… Read more
Awhile back I was working in SSMS and saw this window.
It threw me off since I was trying to write some code and hadn’t expected it. I clicked Escape, Enter, a few things and was getting frustrated when it disappeared.
I ignored it until I saw the window again… Read more
Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we discuss hacking your own professional development.
Having a plan for your professional development is essential when tackling your career goals. You need to have… Read more
I was recently asked to help tune a stored procedure that has been historically taking between 55 and 60 seconds to complete. Overall the code wasn’t too complex but getting to the root cause did surprise me a bit.
We run a mixture of SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL…
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 10 years since we started the planning for the first event in Orlando. The success of the idea seems obvious now – surely the time was right for something to happen in our space. Back then though it was far from obvious.… Read more