Victoria Launders is a freelance consultant with more than 12 years of experience in database administration and design. She heads Specialist Data Systems and is the SQL Server database administrator for a large financial institution.
Security in SQL Server 7.0 is more flexible--and more complex--than in SQL Server 6.5. This overview includes a primer on the hottest new part of SQL Server 7.0 security: database roles, sets of permissions associated with specific functionality.
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