Tibor Karaszi


Tibor Karaszi is a SQL Server trainer for Cornerstone in Sweden. He is an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCT, and a SQL Server MVP.

Identify the Identity 3
Stan wants to find out the names of the tables in his database using the IDENTITY property as well as seed and increment values without directly querying the system tables. Narasimhan Jayachandran and Alexey Ruban show him how.
SQL Server Login Transfer 8
Elaine needs to transfer logins among SQL Server machines without network connections. John Northfield and Jason Watts found a solution for her.
September Reader Challenge Winners
Paul E. Matthews won first prize and Shafeek Ashroff won second prize for providing the correct solution to September's Reader Challenge: Registry Problems. Read the solution here.
The Missing Link
Why can Debra access a linked server through four-part naming but not through the OPENQUERY function?
In Search of Older Data
Readers help a DBA plan for an individual table restore in his new SQL Server 7.0 environment in case someone performs a malicious delete or update operation.
Up and Running
The Reader Challenge moves online
Capture That Data 1
How can Christina send output to a table from statements that fail to return output as a proper result set?
Moving Files
Find out how to move database log files with minimal downtime.
Reader Challenge: Unencrypted Information 1
The winner and answer to last month's reader challenge
Reader Challenge: Silence, Please
The winner and answer to last month's reader challenge plus this month's question.
Reader Challenge: Cutting Down on Servers
Test your SQL Server savvy with this month's reader challenge on minimizing the number of machines you need.
Reader Challenge: Handling File Growth
Test your SQL Server Savvy

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From the Blogs
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
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

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

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
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