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
Choosing Log Shipping or Replication
Richard Waymire answers a reader's question about using log shipping or replication to keep a backup server ready.
Controlling Tempdb Size
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about controlling tempdb database growth.
Using Sysxlogins to Retrieve Objects
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about using system tables to retrieve login names.
Archiving Outdated Data
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about archiving outdated database records automatically.
Connecting to SQL Server Through Query Analyzer
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about problems using Query Analyzer to log in to SQL Server.
Failing to Access Virtual Server 1
Richard Waymire answers a reader's question about problems accessing Virtual Server.
Explaining MDAC and TDS Compatibility
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about MDAC's adjusting its TDS stream to the server's level.
Eliminating a Database-in-Use Error Message During a Reload 3
Richard Waymire answers a reader's question about an error message saying the database is in use.
Preventing a Gap in Auto-Increment Numbers
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about triggering an uninterrupted series of numbers.
Answers from Microsoft - 25 Jul 2001 3
Richard Waymire answers readers’ questions about estimating replication time, changing database names during a restore, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 20 Jun 2001 2
Richard Waymire answers readers’ questions about installing the MSDTC Resource, calling a DoEvents in VBScript, securing tables, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 23 May 2001 2
Richard Waymire answers readers’ questions about mapping a logical drive, reinstalling a clustered SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, securing tables, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 26 Apr 2001 1
Richard Waymire tells readers how to append extra characters to a fixed-character column, how to troubleshoot fluctuations in backup tape speed, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 21 Mar 2001
Microsoft’s Richard Waymire explains security with dynamic T-SQL, triggers on multiple tables, and much more.
Answers from Microsoft - 22 Feb 2001
Richard Waymire answers questions about security with dynamic T-SQL, executing local temporary tables, and more.

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From the Blogs
Sep 1, 2015
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Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

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
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