Omri Bahat

Omri
Bahat

Omri Bahat is a director at SQL Farms in Alexandria, Virginia. Specializing in large database environments, he served as the lead database architect at Symantec and has a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering.

Articles
Table showing information in msdb that dictates when jobs are run
Plugging the Gaps in SQL Server Job Tracking 7
Find missing SQL Server jobs and scheduling conflicts by using two scripts that supplement SQL Server Agent job tracking.
Moving Tables Between Filegroups: A Better Way 18
Eliminate the tedium and inefficiency from moving tables and indexed views in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 with this handy script.
Kick a User Out of a Database in Just 2 Steps 4
By gathering information from sysprocesses and running KickUserOut.sql, you can terminate processes that are impeding a server's performance.
Decrypt SQL Server Objects 5
Developers and software vendors use the WITH ENCRYPTION clause to obscure the underlying schema of their products. However, advanced users can still access the code. Here’s a simple do-it-yourself T-SQL algorithm that unlocks encrypted database objects.
A Brief Background on Encoding and Encryption
Differences between encoding and encryption mean that decoding objects that were created WITH ENCRYPTION can be relatively straightforward.
A Dependency Checker You Can Depend On 5
Discover why SQL Server's built-in dependency tracking functionality doesn't work well and how the dependency checker avoids the same problems.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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