Database Administration http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9172/more en Who's Your Boss? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/whos-your-boss <div class="node-body article-body">Not having a boss is key to being happy in your workplace and has a side effect of forcing you to be a better than average employee. Fire your boss and treat everyone with equal importance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/whos-your-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/whos-your-boss#comments Database Administration boss customers Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:00 +0000 20721 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying Details of Active Cursors http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors <div class="field-deck"> SQL Server performance tuning is an awe-inspiring kick to the psyche </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I was digging my way through a really nasty set of trace results from SQL Profiler when I ran across a series of commands that only provided insight into the fact that cursors were being employed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors#comments Database Performance Tuning cursor sp_cursorfetch SQL Server SQL Server's Dynamic Management Objects Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20711 at http://sqlmag.com Photo Courtesy of Tim Ford (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay) Need for Control Drives SQL Server Platform Choices http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/need-control-drives-sql-server-platform-choices <div class="node-body article-body">Recent research shows that SQL Server users are deploying a variety of environments and running SQL Server on-premises in a virtual machine (VM) is by far the preferred environment. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/need-control-drives-sql-server-platform-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/need-control-drives-sql-server-platform-choices#comments Database Virtualization Cloud Database Administration bare metal IaaS PaaS private cloud public cloud Virtual machine VM Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0000 20511 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 7: Detecting Primary Replica Ownership http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-7-detecting-primary-replica-ownership <div class="node-body blog-body">In my mind, there are two logical ways that you might want to have your code check to see if the Primary Replica of a given AG database is currently hosted on a particular server or not</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-7-detecting-primary-replica-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-7-detecting-primary-replica-ownership#comments Database High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups backups backups jobs jobs Primary Primary replica replica SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20441 at http://sqlmag.com One SQL Server Catalog View to Rule Them All http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/one-sql-server-catalog-view-rule-them-all <div class="field-deck"> Introduction to sys.master_files </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you ever wanted to query multiple databases on a SQL Server instance in order to return information about it's data and log files yet didn't want to deal with undocumented stored procedures to do so? If that's the case, get an introduction to sys.master_files.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/one-sql-server-catalog-view-rule-them-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/one-sql-server-catalog-view-rule-them-all#comments Database Administration Metadata SQL Server sys.master_files Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:19:00 +0000 20431 at http://sqlmag.com Database, Database on My Server, Do I Mirror Thee, Sync, or Async?! http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async <div class="node-body article-body">Database mirroring provides high availability and protection for a single user database. Database mirroring provides database availability by mirroring the transaction streams from the principal server to a mirror server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability async Database Mirroring disaster recovery Failover high availability sync Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:26:00 +0000 20371 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli#comments Database High Availability Availability Groups Availability Groups jobs jobs SQL Server SQL Server synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 20361 at http://sqlmag.com Quick T-SQL Tip: Parsing Drive and File Information in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Parsing full physical file names for information is one of those tasks a database administrator (DBA) finds they do on a semi-frequent basis; from looking up SQL Agent Job output paths or reviewing database file metadata. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server#comments T-SQL Database Administration file parse path String Transact SQL Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:00 +0000 20341 at http://sqlmag.com Tempdb: Checksum or Torn Page Detection (or None)? http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I read a posting about the Page Verify option of database properties, and tempdb not allowing any option other than CHECKSUM, which is not true for SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012. Why would you want to use an option other than CHECKSUM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none#comments Database Performance Tuning Checksum Page Verify tempdb torn page detection Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:09:00 +0000 20321 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Enterprise or Standard? A Hands-On Planning Tool to Get it Just Right http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about a planning tool that some people have found quite effective for analyzing the financial trade-offs of changing their use of SQL Server Enterprise and Software Assurance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool#comments Database Administration core licenses Enterprise edition planning tool sa Software Assurance SQL Server instances Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:49:00 +0000 20301 at http://sqlmag.com