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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 2018/10/3 (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 2018/7/18 (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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Index Maintenance Madness

When we look at a new server, we check out their database maintenance jobs, making sure their server is in a safe place before we dig into their pain points. We verify if their backups and DBCC CHECKDB jobs can meet their RPO/RTO goals. We also check out their index maintenance jobs, if any. When…
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[Video] Office Hours 2017/09/20 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Tara, Richie, and Erik discuss a most excepted solution for SA and securing an instance, how many VLFs should a database have, merge replication issues, query tuning tips, database restores, and Larry Ellison’s self-driving database. 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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[Video] Office Hours 2017/07/19 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Erik and Richie discuss performance tuning, relativity, Always On Availability Groups, parameter sniffing, technical debt, unit testing, deadlocks, testing storage performance, 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 episode, subscribe…
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[Video] Office Hours 2017/06/28 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss performance and load testing tools, sysadmin update SQL server restart, defragmenting column store indexes, Amazon Redshift, installing Microsoft updates, Always On Availability Groups, Redgate SQL Clone, as well as their thoughts on the current DBA job market. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can register to attend next week’s Office…
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Erik Darling blogs kCura Relativity

Introducing sp_AllNightLog: Log Shipping at Scale, Open Source

In our Faux PaaS project, we need a backup plan – or rather, a restore plan. On each SQL Server instance, clients can create as many databases as they want, anytime they want, with no human intervention. We need those databases covered by disaster recovery as quickly as practical. SQL Server’s newer disaster recovery options – Always On Availability Groups and…
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Corruption 2: DBCC CHECKDB for VLDBs

“All they know is that a database has exploded” the news reporter will say grimly, staring into the camera while a ticker rolls across the bottom of the screen announcing over and over again that (YOUR NAME HERE) has lost several terabytes of irreplaceable data. Family heirloom data. For charity. Orphans. Big-eyed baby animals who…

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sp_AllNightLog

You manage a SQL Server instance with hundreds or thousands of mission-critical databases. You want to back them all up as quickly as possible, and one maintenance plan job isn’t going to cut it. The basic concept: backing up and restoring databases You also want to protect those databases by restoring them as quickly as…
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