Posts by Brent Ozar Unlimited Team

Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/7/11 (With Transcriptions)

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This week, Brent, Richie, and Erik discuss best account practices for SQL Server, change tracking, disabled indexes, measuring queries to gauge their speed, overcoming issues between Management Studio and integration services, deadlocks and long-running processes, query tuning, and lock escalation. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe to…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/6/27 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss using SQL Server 2016 vs 2017 for production environment, reporting, reindexing jobs, Azure vs Amazon, parameter sniffing, creating custom alerts for agent jobs, activity monitor, troubleshooting SQL Server 2014, replication, turning off auto-updating stats on tempdb, and why Brent can’t get a tan. Here’s the video on…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/6/13 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent and Richie discuss using full-text index, Elasticsearch, server restart issues, sp_blitzfirst, Always On availability groups, issues with users connecting to SQL Server, learning the basics of Python on SQL Server 2017, VMWare Hyper-V configuration issue, and more. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe to…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/5/23 (With Transcriptions)

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This week, Brent, Tara, and Richie discuss relaying SQL Server performance updates to upper management, differential backups in AlwaysOn Availability environment, replication, Troubleshooting THREADPOOL Waits, an acceptable amount of preemptive waits, Postgres, and the technologies Richie is working with these days. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe…
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PowerShell for DBAs

[Video] Office Hours 2018/4/18 (With Transcriptions) with Special Guest Drew Furgiuele

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This week Drew Furgiuele joins Brent and Richie to discuss patching, job interview suggestions, using PowerShell to solve various SQL Server issues, roles and responsibilities of a SQL or a database architect, enabling query store on production servers, SARGability, moving SSRS from the main production server, tempdb issues, Availability Groups troubleshooting, Drew’s upcoming Powershell class,…
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Failover Clustered Instances

[Video] Office Hours 2018/4/11 (With Transcriptions) with Special Guest Edwin M Sarmiento

This week @EdwinMSarmiento joins Brent, Tara, Erik, and Richie to discuss high availability disaster recovery, migrating from on-premises server to Amazon’s RDS, AlwaysON Availability Groups, auto-growth issues, rebuilding vs dropping/re-creating indexes, log shipping, using Service Broker with Always On Availability Groups, updating stats issues, VLF counts, measuring transaction log usage, upgrading versions, and much more.…
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[Video] Office Hours 2018/4/4 with Special Guest Pinal Dave

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This week, Pinal Dave joins Brent, Tara, and Richie to discuss replication latency, partitioning tables, transactional replication, troubleshooting 3-rd party application performance, SQL ConstantCare® update, SQL Server errors, copying data over from a database with read-only access, reducing blocking timeouts, backups to the cloud, and more replication questions! Here’s the video on YouTube: You can…
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[Video] Office Hours 2018/3/21 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss replication, SQL Source Control with Git, installing service packs in cumulative updates in SQL Server, query tuning, write errors, log backups, Azure-managed instances, 3-rd party backup software, and DBA porn. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe to our podcast to…
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[Video] Office Hours 2018/3/17 (With Transcriptions)

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This week, Brent, Tara, and Richie discuss VLF issues, SSAS tabular performance support, certification tests, query documentation tools, what to do when the executive team doesn’t value your contribution as a DBA, and more. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe to our podcast to listen on the…
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[Video] Office Hours 2018/1/17 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Tara, Erik, and Richie discuss 3rd-party tools for object-level restore, patching, stringing multiple CTEs, Meltdown and Spectre, instance stacking, organizing DBA teams, DBCC checks, moving local databases to Amazon RDS, CTEs vs temp tables, and backups and restores. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe to…
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[Video] Office Hours 2018/1/31 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Tara, and Richie discuss a simple way to fill tempdb, tools for retrieving data from transaction logs, tools for diagraming server architecture, their favorite counters for checking if SQL server on VMWare has sufficient memory, SSRS subscription issues, change requests, thread pool issues, best practices for SELECT * into, failover SQL Server…
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