Collecting baseline data for merge replication can help you gain a deeper understanding of how it's performing so that you can prevent problems. With SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), you can make sure your baseline data is always up-to-date.
Recently, I've been working with a consulting client to help them tame CPU usage. Typically, they're clocking over 20,000 queries and operations per second on their e-commerce SQL Server, but ran into an issue where CPU started spiking up above 90 percent for sustained periods of time....More
What should most database administrators be doing on a regular basis? Here's a comprehensive list from Michael K. Campbell of many of the things DBAs typically do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis....More