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Introducing the SQL Server Consolidated Monitoring Tool Commented on: 3 years ago (January 6, 2012) Where is the dynamic connection for the reports connecting to? Any report that uses the dynamic connection dies, and I don't know where its trying to connect to as the properties only show <...
Why can't SQL Server update statistics on the fly? Commented on: 3 years ago (November 8, 2011) Good insght, but it then begs the question: What good is the "Auto Update Stats" setting?
Quickly Find Your Worst-Performing T-SQL Statements Commented on: 6 years ago (November 11, 2008) What period of time is collected for the report?
Decrypt SQL Server Objects Commented on: 8 years ago (July 25, 2007) Disregard the above, I fat fingered.
The Logical Puzzle - 19 Apr 2007 Commented on: 8 years ago (May 7, 2007) Answer 13112221 Its a count of the numbers. The first number is 1, when counting you have 1 1's or 11 the next number is 21 or 2 1's and so on until 13112221 or 1 3s,1 1's, 2 2's 2 1's making the...

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Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
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