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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/10/24 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Tara, and Richie discuss increasing a table’s varchar field from 1 to 2, predicting how long CHECKDB should take, SQL Server configuration options, reporting, reducing high waits, analysis services for SQL Azure, advice to first time PASS attendees, compatibility levels, cardinality estimator, PowerShell, and Tara’s hairdo. Here’s the video on YouTube: You…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/10/17 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss small vendor apps, “Slow in the Application, Fast in SSMS?”, virtualization, licensing, msdb backup history issues, implicit transactions, how to convince your boss to allow you to use sp_blitz, and more! Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours, or subscribe to our podcast…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/10/10 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Tara, and Richie discuss splitting large database files across multiple files, security auditing solutions, what Brent is currently teaching at the client location, SQL Server in containers, heap index maintenance, contained databases, extended events, the difference between a junior and Senior DBA, page file sizing, and more. Here’s the video on YouTube:…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/10/3 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Tara and Richie discuss database corruption, CLR, DBCC issues, adding identity columns to databases, distributed transactions, tracking how recently a procedure was executed, maintenance plans, recompiling stored procs, parameter sniffing issues, troubleshooting replication with Always On, forecasting database growth and estimating capacity issues, tools for database growth forecast reports, RCSI, and much more.…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/8/29 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss Microsoft cumulative updates, AlwaysOn Encrypted, query tuning, poison waits, the DBA career, CXPACKET waits, THREADPOOL issues, reporting services, 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 go. Enjoy the Podcast? Don’t miss an…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/8/8 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Tara, Erik, and Richie discuss troubleshooting port blocking, page life expectancy issues, problems with turning off CPU schedulers, coordinating two jobs across servers, adding additional log files to an almost-full partition, tips for getting a new SQL Server DBA job, using alias names for SQL Servers, database going into suspect mode during…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/8/1 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Erik and Richie discuss monitoring tools, finding all unused tables across databases, query tuning, deleting vs hanging on to indexes, sharding databases, query editors, aggressively-locked indexes, why a plan would not be in the plan cache, and Richie’s current housing situation. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office Hours,…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2018/7/18 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Erik, and Tara discuss their SQL server specialization, CPU-ready time, making SSIS changes globally rather than one at a time, creating an Always On AG farm, Azure managed instances, going from log shipping to Availability Groups, tracking folks that executed queries, moving databases into Availability Groups, an exciting update to SQL Server…
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Office Hours Podcast

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

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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[Video] Installing SQL Server Updates in an Availability Group, and Save 50% on Training

This week, we’re sharing Instant Replay videos from our training classes. Today’s Instant Replay is Edwin Sarmiento talking about how he approaches applying service packs and cumulative updates on Always On Availability Groups: That video is part of the Instant Replay recordings of Edwin’s extensive live 3-day Senior DBA’s Guide to Always On Availability Groups.…
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[Video] Interpreting Missing Index Recommendations

This week, we’re sharing Instant Replay videos from our training classes. Next up is Pinal Dave talking about missing index requests from the dynamic management views. It doesn’t matter whose script you use – they’re all built atop SQL Server’s missing-index DMVs, and they all have the same limitations. Treat the missing index requests the…
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