Tomaz Kastrun is a BI developer at Studio Moderna in Slovenia. He focuses on data mining and programming in SQL and .NET. He's an active member of several SQL forums, and he blogs about query optimization.
Using the import/export and data transfer methods provided in SQL Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) can take a lot of time, so they're not very efficient when you have to transfer only small amounts of data. Rather than manually creating the needed INSERT INTO statements, here's a stored procedure that can automatically create them for you.
In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More