Database Administration en Identifying Logins with Default Database Connectivity Issues in SQL Server <div class="node-body article-body">You've a valid login and password. You've rights to the database you're trying to query. You've verified the sids (unique identifier for a SQL Server login and a database user) match. That's all that is needed to run a query on your database given you have no network issues between you and the database server right? Wrong. In this article Tim Ford looks at another way in which you or your customers may not be able to reach their data and provides a script for identifying those logins that may be involved.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Security can't connect default database login missing rights script security SQL Server user Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:56:00 +0000 34631 at How Old Are Your Backups? <div class="node-body article-body">Do you want a quick view into how old your backups are or if you're missing any backups on your SQL Server instances? Here is a query for determining just that.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Backup and Recovery age Backup database Microsoft missing SQL Server Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:30:00 +0000 34611 at Querying Secure Information from a Restored Master Database Backup <div class="node-body article-body">I was recently asked if it was possible to get security information from a restored copy of the SQL Server master database. This article touches on just how easy it is to get information about that and other things from a restored copy of master and without rights in the original master database.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Database Administration copy database login master restore security SQL Server Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:08:00 +0000 34601 at SQL Server IO Analysis Part 1 <div class="node-body article-body">The SQL Server Dynamic Management Objects provide a wealth of information about performance within the internal structures of Microsoft SQL Server. In this series Tim Ford will start with identifying the base Dynamic Management Function involved in collecting IO baselines. In subsequent articles in this series he'll expose collection, benchmarking, statistical analysis and reporting of the metadata collected for use in root cause analysis as well as in refuting misconceptions about performance issues rooting themselves in "poor storage performance rather than burdensome untuned queries.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Administration DMF DMO DMV dm_io_virtual_file_stats IO latency Performance script SQL Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:10:00 +0000 23341 at Don't Panic: Busting a File Space Myth <div class="node-body article-body">Just because a data file is almost out of space doesn't mean it's going to endure an auto-grow event.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Administration auto AutoGrow data file filegroup group grow proportional fill space SQL Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:12:00 +0000 34461 at What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: SQL Server Agent Part 1 - Job Scheduling <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Introduction</strong></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Administration Job schedule sql server agent Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:58:00 +0000 34351 at Sending Results of DBCC CHECKDB SQL Agent Job Via Email <div class="node-body article-body">Sending the results of DBCC CHECKDB is not too difficult but there is a couple of things that, if you've not dealt with before, will serve as issues with successfully architecting a solution.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Administration DBCC CHECKDB Email results SQL Agent job Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:44:00 +0000 34241 at How to Set Up SQL Server Database Mail in One Easy Script <div class="node-body article-body">Database Mail in Microsoft SQL Server allows for messaging to occur between SQL Server and anyone with a valid email address. It can be daunting to set up through SQL Server Management Studio but by using the SQL Server Template in this article you'll find you can do so in just a few minutes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Administration Database Mail how to setup SQL Server Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000 34231 at What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: Basics of SQL Security <div class="node-body article-body">Congratulations you're now a DBA! What do you need to know about security for SQL Server? Read on and find out.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Security Database Administration DBA login role schema security SQL Server user Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:27:00 +0000 34031 at What Every Accidental DBA Needs to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Security accidental dba configuration manager Database Administrator SQL Server Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:59:00 +0000 34021 at