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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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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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