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.

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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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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