SQL SERVER – Different Size of COPY_ONLY Full Backup on Primary and Secondary Replica in Always On
While preparing for a disaster recovery demo for my client, I observed an interesting behavior. In this blog, I would show a quick demo where you can learn how the full backup size can be different on the primary and secondary replica for an availabili …
How can we close the tech skills gap?
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Improving Tech with Compassionate Code
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What’s the Difference Between PERCENT_RANK and CUME_DIST?
Remember those standardized tests you took in school? They compared how you performed to others in your region, the ranking, not the actual percentage of correct answers. Microsoft released several window function features with SQL Server 2012 includin …
SQL SERVER – SUSPENDED Sessions Waiting on PAGELATCH_UP and PAGELATCH_SH – Solution
Today, I have interesting experience while working with a client on Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check. I was working with Sr. DBA on optimizing their SQL Server. While working on it, we realized there was an issue with how their file conf …
Data breach notifications don’t need to be scary
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Collect SQL Server Index Usage Information for all Instances with PowerShell
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Things to Think About When Your Databases Grow Quickly
In SQL ConstantCare®, we’re adding a notification for when your data size grows >10% in a single week. When this happens, you want to stop for a second to ask yourself a few questions: Did someone just create a backup table? Folks often do …
Query Store Best Practices
I’m a huge fan of Query Store, which regular readers may know, but there’s a need to write a bit more about Query Store best practices. This isn’t a “you must use this feature” post, this is a “here is what you …
SQL SERVER – Getting Started with DBCC FLUSHAUTHCACHE on SQL Azure
First thing first – the command DBCC FLUSHAUTHCACHE only is supported on SQL Azure. If you are going to write a comment that this does not work on the on-premises SQL Server, I totally agree as this command is only available on SQL Azure. Now tha …
SQL Clone on your Laptop
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All flash vs adaptive flash storage – which is right for my organisation?
In the last few years, flash storage technology has made significant strides towards becoming a widely accessible mainstream option for IT administrators from companies of all sizes. Once considered an expensive niche option limited to elite-performanc …
Displaying the Object Explorer Details Pane in SQL Server Management Studio
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Brace Yourself for These 9 Database Horror Stories
Last week, I asked for your worst database horror stories. Hoowee, did you deliver. Make yourself a nice cup of cocoa, gather around the campfire, and listen up for these terrible tales. Illustrations courtesy of Swear Trek (not safe for work.) The mis …
SQL Saturday Prague 2019 – Pre-Con: 21 Essential Scripts: Performance Tuning for EVERYONE
I will be visiting SQL Saturday Prague 2019 and will be presenting my most popular pre-conference on September 20, 2019, at 9:00. The topic of the pre-conference is 21 Essential Scripts: Performance Tuning for EVERYONE.If you are in Europe and have nev …