Database Administration http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9172/more en Introduction to the Availability Group Dynamic Management Objects in SQL Server 2016 http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/introduction-availability-group-dynamic-management-objects-sql-server-201 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Availability Groups &ndash; a hybrid of SQL Server Database Mirroring and Windows Failover Clustering &ndash; are becoming the de-facto standard for implementation of high availability solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. While the learning curve can be steep it&rsquo;s also a fairly short learning curve.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/introduction-availability-group-dynamic-management-objects-sql-server-201" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/introduction-availability-group-dynamic-management-objects-sql-server-201#comments Database High Availability 2016 Availability Groups DMF DMO DMV dynamic management objects dynamic management views ha/dr SQL Server Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:45:00 +0000 34721 at http://sqlmag.com PowerShell eBook http://sqlmag.com/idera/powershell-ebook <div class="node-body article-body">Download this e-book will dive deep into defining function parameters, creating new function and adding help to your functions. It will also cover conditions, which are what you need to make scripts clever, as well as creating your own functions.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/idera/powershell-ebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Idera Systems Management SQL Server Database Administration Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:18:00 +0000 34751 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Security Challenges and Best Practices http://sqlmag.com/idera/sql-server-security-challenges-and-best-practices <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: IDERA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wednesday, March 15th at Noon ET</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/idera/sql-server-security-challenges-and-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Idera Systems Management SQL Server Database Administration Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:18:00 +0000 34781 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server in Simple Words http://sqlmag.com/idera/sql-server-simple-words <div class="node-body article-body">In this eBook, learn  tips and techniques that utilize some of the capabilities available with SSMS that can help you enhance your productivity.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/idera/sql-server-simple-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Idera Systems Management SQL Server Database Administration Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:18:00 +0000 34731 at http://sqlmag.com How To Deal With an Inherited SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/idera/how-deal-inherited-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">In this whitepaper, SQL Savant Andy Warren walks you through a set of Week 1 Best Practices. It provides insight on how to prioritize the tasks necessary to navigate the new SQL database to ensure you provide maximum results with minimal negative impact to the organization.  </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/idera/how-deal-inherited-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Idera Systems Management SQL Server Database Administration Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:18:00 +0000 34741 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying Logins with Default Database Connectivity Issues in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-security/identifying-logins-default-database-connectivity-issues-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="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/identifying-logins-default-database-connectivity-issues-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/identifying-logins-default-database-connectivity-issues-sql-server#comments 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 http://sqlmag.com What You Need to Know About Managing Your SQL Server Performance http://sqlmag.com/idera/managing-sql-server-performance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: IDERA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tuesday, February 28th at 2 pm ET</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/idera/managing-sql-server-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Idera Systems Management SQL Server Database Administration Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:18:00 +0000 34681 at http://sqlmag.com How Old Are Your Backups? http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/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="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/how-old-are-your-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/how-old-are-your-backups#comments Database Backup and Recovery age Backup database Microsoft missing SQL Server Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:30:00 +0000 34611 at http://sqlmag.com Querying Secure Information from a Restored Master Database Backup http://sqlmag.com/security/querying-secure-information-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="http://sqlmag.com/security/querying-secure-information-restored-master-database-backup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/security/querying-secure-information-restored-master-database-backup#comments Security Database Administration copy database login master restore security SQL Server Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:08:00 +0000 34601 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server IO Analysis Part 1 http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/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="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-io-analysis-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-io-analysis-part-1#comments 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 http://sqlmag.com