Database Administration http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9172/more en What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: SQL Server Configuration Manger http://sqlmag.com/database-security/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-sql-server-configuration-manger <div class="node-body article-body">The SQL Server Configuration Manager is an critical but often overlooked application for proper SQL Server instance management and, well, "configuration". In Tim Ford's continuing series aimed at the Accidental Database Administrator he takes time to explain the basics of this tool, its use, and its features.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-sql-server-configuration-manger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-sql-server-configuration-manger#comments Database Security accidental dba configuration manager Database Administrator SQL Server Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:59:00 +0000 34021 at http://sqlmag.com How to Restart Failed Log Shipping Quickly http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/how-restart-failed-log-shipping-quickly <div class="node-body article-body">Log shipping is a great tool for maintaining a redundant copy of your database to protect against site failures in a disaster recovery situation but what happens when it stops unexpectedly and you've an unknown number of transaction log backups to apply to get it going again? Tim has a script for you to identify the next transaction log backup to restore and kick-start the process.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/how-restart-failed-log-shipping-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/how-restart-failed-log-shipping-quickly#comments Database High Availability SQL Server fix how to Log shipping Transact SQL Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:32:00 +0000 33931 at http://sqlmag.com What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: #2 Restores http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-2-restores <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Preface</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-2-restores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-2-restores#comments Database Backup and Recovery accidental dba Backup Database Administration restore sql sever Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:05:00 +0000 33811 at http://sqlmag.com What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: Backups http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-backups <div class="node-body article-body">What are the most important things for an Accidental DBA to know in order to survive in their new career?</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-backups#comments Database Administration accidental dba Backup Database Administration sql sever Sun, 07 Aug 2016 19:31:00 +0000 33521 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2014 SP2 Now Available http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">Fast on the heels of the release of SQL Server 2016 comes the latest service pack for SQL Server 2014 packed with over 20 improvements and cummulative hotfixes including SP1 CU7.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available#comments Database Administration Microsoft SQL Server 2014 service pack 2 sp2 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:59:00 +0000 33331 at http://sqlmag.com Security Options for Developers in Dev/Sandbox Environments http://sqlmag.com/database-security/security-options-developers-devsandbox-environments <div class="node-body article-body">As a DBA is it possible to limit access to only the objects a user needs rights to without being a constant blocker for new development from your developers and engineering teams? It definitely is but there are options with their own benefits and risks.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/security-options-developers-devsandbox-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/security-options-developers-devsandbox-environments#comments Database Security DevOps EXECUTE ON SCHEMA GRANT CONTROL security SQL Server Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000 31871 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/44532984@N00/755378645/ Introduction to the Index Operational Statistics Dynamic Management Function http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/introduction-index-operational-statistics-dynamic-management-function <div class="node-body article-body">How do query operations translate to metadata inside two popular SQL Dynamic Management Objects?</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/introduction-index-operational-statistics-dynamic-management-function" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/introduction-index-operational-statistics-dynamic-management-function#comments Database Performance Tuning dm_db_index_operational_stats dm_db_index_usage_stats Dynamic Management Index lookups performance tuning Scans Seeks SQL Server Writes Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:26:00 +0000 31841 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/mustangjoe/20437315996/in/photolist-x8YA2b-AAUaZP-gsGt5t-FD1fia-tJFvLh-8w64xS-ajW591-sqTV73-fJZXmL-nMScWf-diHVKo-o54g8R-ojSyGR-muUZZa-qpHAfo-tJFNJq-9XHGYT-drap2V-aDPmJg-eaqTWA-aALPbG-8kL6B9-dkmjGr-ok86sw-dVeQqX-f26Jhw-8ZBMGp-C4Xard-iDdAmQ-aALPf5-asQ6mi-qFAAxk-aEh5Fa-8iFawh-8iBV18-8cu2Cn-ok89iS-oi8kvC-ok8aS3-asSHqL-aD5bUo-8W8ZBH-8x5eTf-96dJp7-8iFabG-naG6bR-apKk5t-8zmq1v-7XVw8D-8UukgW Bigger, Faster ... 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SQL Server 2016 takes aim at Oracle http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/bigger-faster-free-er-sql-server-2016-takes-aim-oracle <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft announces "free" SQL access to Oracle customers — with Software Assurance subscription </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is probably every marketing team&#39;s favorite sleight of hand, and Microsoft is hoping it works some magic for SQL Server: The company took pointed aim at Oracle during a live event today (<a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/data-driven.aspx">you can stream it here</a>), comparing the total cost of ownership between SQL Server 2016, which they noted includes a lot of functionality with its base price, with a comparative deployment of Oracle&#39;s offerings.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/bigger-faster-free-er-sql-server-2016-takes-aim-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/bigger-faster-free-er-sql-server-2016-takes-aim-oracle#comments Database Administration Database Administrator Database Developer Oracle SQL Server sql server 2016 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:46:00 +0000 30601 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales 7: The Case of the Database Diet Part 2 http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-7-case-database-diet-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">This month, we’ll start by looking at how ROW compression actually works, then look at the greater savings from PAGE compression. We’ll also look at how it works internally.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-7-case-database-diet-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-7-case-database-diet-part-2#comments Database Administration fix pae compresion row compression savings space SQL Server Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:20:00 +0000 30581 at http://sqlmag.com Top Insights You Can Gain from the Usage Stats Dynamic Management View (Part 2) http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body"><h3>A Review of Part 1</h3> <p>In part one of this article I laid out the base query for which to return valuable information out of the sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats Dynamic Management View.&nbsp; In part two here I&rsquo;ll now so how we can use the base query for addressing specific questions about index usage (or lack of) and what you may be able to discern from minor adjustments to that base query.</p> <p>For those of you who want to jump right in without all the initial theory here is that base t-sql statement from Part 1</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-2#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server dynamic management views Indexes performance tuning SQL usage Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:37:00 +0000 30441 at http://sqlmag.com http://www.waynebarry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Magnifying-Glass.jpg