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  • Jan 28, 2011
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    What is the Best Value for the Fill Factor? Index, Fill Factor and Performance, Part 2 3

    Pinal Dave explains the optimal value of the fill factor with detailed explanation....More
  • Jan 20, 2011
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    What is Fill Factor? Index, Fill Factor and Performance, Part 1 1

    In this part 1 of 2 part series about Fill Factor Pinal Dave discussed what is fill factor and how to take a quick look at it....More
  • Jan 13, 2011
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    Quick Look at SQL Server Configuration for Performance Indications 2

    Quick Look at SQL Server Configuration which gives indication for performance of Server. A notes from performance tuning project from client....More
  • Jan 4, 2011
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    Beginning Performance Tuning with SQL Server 5

    Pinal provides a look at the SQL Server Management tools and a T-SQL command that he uses for performance tuning....More

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

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
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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