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[Video] Office Hours 2016/10/19 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent (and only Brent) answers your questions about table partitioning, best practices for VMware configuration, rebuilding indexes, transitioning from physical SQL failover cluster to VMware or Hyper-V, database backups, security issues with cross-database chaining, and why you should never use vague adjectives when describing database sizes. Here’s the video on YouTube: You can…
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Updated First Responder Kit: sp_Blitz markdown output, sp_BlitzIndex statistics checks

In addition to lots of bug fixes and tweaks, my favorite option is: sp_Blitz @OutputType = ‘markdown’ sp_Blitz @OutputType = ‘markdown’, @CheckServerInfo = 1, @CheckUserDatabaseObjects = 1 See, recently I’ve spent a lot of time looking at Stack questions going, “Man, if I just had the output of sp_Blitz, I bet I could answer that question…
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[Video] Office Hours 2016/09/28 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Richie, Tara, and Erik, discuss non-clustered indexes, dynamic SQL, replication, setups for servers dedicated to reporting services and warehouse databases, cross-cluster migrations, employment opportunities in the current market, and much, much 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…
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Asynchronous Database Mirroring vs. Asynchronous Availability Groups

When Database Mirroring came out in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1, we quickly dropped Log Shipping as our Disaster Recovery solution. Log Shipping is a good feature, but I can failover with Asynchronous Database Mirroring faster than I can with Log Shipping. When Always On Availability Groups (AG) came out in SQL Server 2012,…
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[Video] Office Hours 2016/09/07 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Richie, Erik, and Tara discuss parameter sniffing, database backups, referential integrity in databases, clustering, creating and using indexes, in-place upgrades, bench marking tools, 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…
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[Video] Office Hours 2016/08/31 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Richie, and Tara discuss corruption, resetting query stats, fixing parameter sniffing issues, how to suggest features for our scripts, and why Brent is sporting an Oracle sweatshirt. 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?…
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[Video] Office Hours 2016/08/24 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Richie and Erik discuss in-place instance upgrades, availability groups, the cloud, job security, business intelligence and user adoption, and much 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. Office Hours Webcast – 2016-08-24   Erik Darling: First one,…
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[Video] Office Hours 2016 2016/06/01 (With Transcriptions)

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This week, Brent, Angie, Erik, Tara, Jessica, and Richie discuss SSMS issues, security auditing, snapshot replication, SSIS Cache Connection Manager, AlwaysON Availability Groups, deadlocks, and Jessica’s trip to Mexico. 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. Office Hours Webcast – 2016-06-01…
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[Video] Office Hours 2016 2016/05/18 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Angie, Erik, Jessica, and Richie discuss sp_Blitz® updates, merge replication, detecting index fragmentation, how to punish your DBAs, and Brent’s new chroma key backdrop. 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. Jessica Connors: Let’s talk about some merge…
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[Video] Office Hours 2016 2016/05/11

This week, Brent, Angie, Erik, Jessica, Richie, and Tara discuss backups, failover events, tempdb errors, errors, other errors… oh, did we mention errors? 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. How do you feel about third party backup software? Jessica…
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What Is a Staging Environment and How Do You Build One?

Architecture, SQL Server
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If you’re a full time production database administrator, you need a staging environment. This is where you test infrastructure tasks like failing over mirroring, doing a disaster recovery role swap, cluster quorum changes, log shipping configuration, and patching. You need to test this stuff repeatedly so that when you’re under pressure in the production environment, you…
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What’s Covered in the Senior DBA Class of 2016?

SQL Server
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You’re a SQL Server DBA who is ready to advance to the next level in your career but aren’t sure how to fully master your environment and drive the right architectural changes. That’s about to change in one week of learning and adventure with me, Brent Ozar. Join me to learn how size, architect, maintain, and troubleshoot…
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Why RPO and RTO Are Actually Performance Metrics Too

Most companies come to us saying, “The SQL Server isn’t fast enough. Help us make it go faster.” They’re kinda surprised when one of the first things we fill out together is a variation of our High Availability and Disaster Recovery Planning Worksheet: Download the full PDF in our First Responder Kit They say things like, “Wait,…
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How to Set Up Standard Edition Always On Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 adds Availability Groups in Standard Edition. While the licensing details can obviously change right up to release date, here’s what was announced at the Ignite conference: Limited to two nodes only (a primary and a secondary) Like mirroring, you can’t read from the secondary, nor take backups of it But like database…
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