Richard Waymire

Richard
Waymire

Richard Waymire is a consultant and trainer, as well as a mentor with SolidQ. Richard is also a contributing editor to SQL Server Pro.

Articles
Capturing the DDL from SQL Server 2000 Tables
Richard Waymire helps a reader retrieve existing DDL information for rows in a new SQL Server 2000 table.
Testing a SQL Server–VB Connection
Richard Waymire helps a reader use SQL-DMO to test a connection between VB and SQL Server.
Failed Service Pack Installation
Richard Waymire tells a reader how to work around a failed installation of SQL Server 7.0 SP2.
Reestablishing Stored Procedure Dependencies 2
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about dependency tracking.
Adding a Net-Library to SQL Server 7.0
Richard Waymire tells a reader how to replace the Named Pipes Net-Library.
Resetting the SQL Server Service Account Password 6
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about resetting the password for the SQL Server and SQL Server Agent services.
Changing the DBO to Sa
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about sa mapping to DBO.
Estimating a Query’s Runtime
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about estimating the time a query will run.
Coding an Owner Prefix to Avoid Recompilation
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about coding an owner prefix to improve query performance.
Running a DTS Job on a Second Machine 1
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about changing IDs to run a DTS job on a second node.
Troubleshooting a SQL Server 2000 Installation Error Message 11
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about eliminating a recurring error message that says file operations are pending.
Truncating Data 1
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about replacing the data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Adding Fields to a Replicated Database
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about replicating added and dropped columns in SQL Server 2000.
Placing a Clustered Index on an Integer Column
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s four-part question about the advantages and disadvantages of placing a clustered index on a table’s primary key.
Linking VB 6.0 to DTS
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about passing parameters between VB 6.0 and DTS.

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From the Blogs
Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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