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[Video] Office Hours: Snowy Michigan Edition

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We went up to Michigan to see my dad’s side of the family, and the snow came down just in time for our arrival. Always love the fresh snow look. So I stood outside and took your top-voted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Let’s see what y’all came up with today: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start…
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[Video] Office Hours: 22 Good Questions and a Stinker

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Lots of good questions on today’s broadcast! If you’d like to submit one, go to https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover. Here’s what we covered today: 00:00 Start 01:05 Testing123: When inserting or updating data into a table, from a concurrency perspective, does it make sense to break up the…
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[Video] Office Hours: Quickie Before Dinner

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Before heading out to dinner, I went through your highly-upvoted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered in this episode: 00:00 Start 00:20 Mert: Hi Brent, what is the relation between AlwaysOn and Windows Failover Cluster? Is WFC an obligation or a choice for creating an Always On availability group? It will be nice if…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ten Minutes of SQL Server Answers

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ChatGPT, Resource Governor, manually created stats, Always Encrypted, and as always, fragmentation: let’s answer your questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered today: 00:00 Start 01:13 Timbalero: Hi Brent. my friend knows your view on rebuilding indexes. He also thinks that external index fragmentation affects pretty much only readahead scans. For scientific purposes, what metrics…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything About SQL Server

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Y’all just never run out of interesting questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento! I’m impressed, got another great round today. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 00:25 Chrisbell: Recently we’ve been facing thread starvation issues. How can we troubleshoot it when even sp_whoisactive ( even with DAC ) is unresponsive and takes forever to return a result set…
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[Video] Office Hours: Back Live on Twitch Again

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After I stopped selling live classes, I took some time off all live broadcasting period. It was a nice couple of months over the holidays, had a good time with the family, and now I’m starting to fire up my Twitch channel again. I’m not setting a schedule yet, just broadcasting when I have time…
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[Video] Office Hours: Bad Hair Edition

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I am waaaay overdue for a haircut, but instead of being a responsible adult, I stopped to take your questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento. 00:00 Start 00:43 Mike: We have 3 Dell PowerEdge R630 servers with SQL Server installed. Everything functions for 3.5 years straight. How long is it expected to work? 01:30 Shalom: What are the…
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Office Hours: Bad Questions Edition

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Normally, y’all post and upvote great questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, but in today’s episode, y’all upvoted some stinkers. Buckle up. 00:00 Start 00:47 SQLKB: Hi, according to sp_BlitzCache I usually have more than 260k plans in cache, created in the past 1 hour, is it a big number? Comparing number of plans from exec_query_stats vs exec_cached_plans…
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[Video] Office Hours: Holiday Speed Round

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Beep beep! Here’s a speed round of Office Hours where I rip through a dozen questions in under ten minutes. Want to see your own questions answered? Post ’em and upvote the ones you like at https://pollgab.com/room/brento. 00:00 Start 00:22 DB-A-Team: Love and appreciate your work and please don’t make fun of my question. I…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ham Pillow Edition

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Y’all post questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me discuss, and then I artfully dodge giving you answers. At least, that’s how it feels sometimes, hahaha: Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode: 00:00 Start 00:20 Piotr: Do many of your clients disable SA account for security? What are your…
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[Video] Office Hours: Great Questions, Part 2

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Every time I think, “There can’t be any more SQL Server questions left,” y’all post more great ones at https://pollgab.com/room/brento! Here’s what we covered: 00:21 MattC: Hi Brent. Have you check out ChatGPT’s ability to write SQL code. VERY impressive and in some cases faster than a stackoverflow question. In fact stackoverflow have had to…
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[Video] Office Hours: Great Questions, Part 1

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Wow, y’all have been posting some great questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento lately! Here’s what we covered today: 00:59 Gustav: Hi Brent We recently migrated to SQL MI General Purpose, and I noticed that the default blob storage per .mdf /.ndf file is 128Gb container with 500 IOPS! This is terribly slow! Would splitting the database into…
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[Video] Office Hours: Speed Round Edition

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I took a break from my Black Friday sale customer support emails to check in on the questions you posted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and answer the highest-voted ones: 00:00 Start 00:15 Meshulam: What are the top use cases for running SQL Server in a container? Do many of your customers run SQL Server in a container?…
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[Video] Office Hours: Black Friday Edition

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My Black Friday sale is in its last days, so most of my time at the moment is spent keeping an eye on the site and answering customer questions. I’m happy to say it’s our best year so far, too! Y’all really like the new access-for-life options. I took a break from the online frenzy to…
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[Video] Office Hours: Sponsored By Black Friday Edition

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Y’all post questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover, and then I talk through ’em. Here’s what we covered today: 00:00 Start 00:22 CKI: Could please give me pointers how to answer the question “Do we need to create a new instance for the new application or can use the…
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[Video] Office Hours: Surprise Edition

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Y’all post questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover, and then I talk through ’em. There’s a slight problem with this episode: I forgot to hit the Record Questions button in PollGab, so I can’t quickly/easily generate the list of questions we covered. If you asked a highly voted question…
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[Video] Office Hours: Nine Minutes of Answers

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me discuss during my live streams. This week, I took a break from working on my PASS Summit sessions in order to chat: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 00:32 Jeremy: We have an older web app we’re going to be rewriting…
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[Video] Office Hours Live: Ask Me Anything

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Got a question for me? Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me discuss. Before heading to NYC for vacation, I recorded a live Office Hours on my Twitch channel. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 04:40 neil: are there any ‘band aids’ a DBA can apply for a…
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[Video] Office Hours Silent Edition

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Okay, I, uh, forgot to unmute the microphone for this one: So here are the answers in text form instead. <sigh> Thank goodness it was a speed round! Mike: When Brent Ozar’s certification exams for SQL Server will be available? Looking forward to having exams like “Fundamentals of QT”, “Mastering Server Tuning” etc, so you…
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