This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss unit testing, tSQLt, availability groups, duplicate indexes, reporting services 2016 on availability groups, troubleshooting Entity Framework queries, joining views in tables, SQL Server caching issues, and why procedures have plans inside the cache.
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss SQL Server performance monitoring, ASYNC_IO_COMPLETION, AWS SQL server licensing and fees, rebuilding indexes, licensing model for Blitz scripts, stored procedures, using (or not using) primary key on a table, choosing ORMs and other tools, and more.
This week, Erik and Richie discuss performance tuning, relativity, Always On Availability Groups, parameter sniffing, technical debt, unit testing, deadlocks, testing storage performance, and more...
This week, Brent, Richie, Erik, and Tara discuss partitioning tables, native backups vs 3rd party agent backups, page life expectancy, query tuning, deadlocks, drawbacks of RCSI, triggers, replication, Always On Availability Groups, and forest fires.
This week, Brent and Tara discuss separating data and logs on separate drives, statistics time, scalar UDFs, Licensing, encryption, gathering SQL error logs and agent job history, replication, upcoming training courses from Brent Ozar UnlimitedⓇ, and what DBA topics they struggle with the most.
This week, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss performance and load testing tools, sysadmin update SQL server restart, defragmenting column store indexes, Amazon Redshift, installing Microsoft updates, Always On Availability Groups, Redgate SQL Clone, as well as their thoughts on the current DBA job market.
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss cross-database transactions in AGs, agent job owners, column store indexes, linked servers, migrating SQL Server databases to AWS cloud, synchronous readable secondary, rebuilding indexes, backups using SANs, licensing, Always On Availability Groups on CDC, Azure Cosmo DB, compression, and encryption.
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss setting up an archive process, CTEs vs temp tables, deadlocks, alternatives to replication, Erik and Brent's pre-con for this year's PASS Summit, and more...
This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss running SQL Server 2017 CTP on Linux, receive side scaling on servers and VMware, query tuning, nested roles vs. assigning roles to users, hierarchical data type, apps and scripts for automating restores, and learning Azure and AWS.
This week, Brent and Richie discuss sp_Blitz Backups, change history tracking, exams and certifications, using Azure for DR-only, which version of SQL server to use for a new DB, adding additional data files, load balancing, trace flag 2371, dealing with reporting services, and much more.
This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss disabling telemetry in SQL Server 2016, proper place for log files, Availability Groups, measuring data returned from a single query, whether CHECKDB should be done on tempdb, limiting tempdb usage for each session, transfering large amounts of data from on-prem to the cloud, and Iron Chef spoilers.
This week, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss enforcing password expirations for SA logins, keeping things in sync between servers, development/prototyping missions of on-premise vs. cloud, ways of backing up databases, and more.
This week, Tara and Richie discuss increasing the size of tempdb, splitting database across several files, tracking DML changes to a table, upgrading different versions of service packs, recommendations for improving T-SQL skills, trace flags, replication, Always On Availability Groups, compatibility level of databases, and more...
This week, Brent, Tara, and Richie discuss choosing batch sizes, SQL 2017 on Linux, how much memory to leave on the OS for the SQL server, parameter sniffing, allocation unit size of SQL server, triggers, X-Files, aliens and much more!
This week, Erik talks about troubleshooting remote queries, his thoughts on SQL Server 2017, licensing, index rebuilds, index fragmentation, why you shouldn't restart SQL server every day, and much more!
This week, Brent, Tara, Richie, and Erik discuss SQL Server 2017 CTP 2, quorum configuration for a 4-node availability group, database sharding, premature optimization, parameter sniffing, tracking query plans within cursors, and what's coming up in the new version of Paste The Plan.
This week, Brent, Richie, and Erik discuss updating stats and rebuilding indexes, feature request for Paste the Plan, included columns' effect on DML, CLR store procedures, SQL command and SQL command query mode, ALTER TABLE statements, using a GUID as a primary key instead of an IDENTITY column, keeping SQL server settings across multiple servers in sync, and more.
This week, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss altered tables and update statements, parameter sniffing issues, their issues with Azure, a resource for column store indexes, AlwaysON availability groups, killing sleeping connections, and fill factor value for indexes.
This week, Erik and Richie discuss truncating log files, reindexing, using sp_rename, query tuning, columnstore indexes, debugging parameter sniffing issues, query processing internals, and troubleshooting query performance issues.
This week, Tara, Erik, and Richie discuss statistics updates, in-place upgrades, row vs page compression, deadlocks, replacing SQL backup vendors, server load, ETL, and whether they think that database mail should be used by user applications to send their emails.
This week, Brent, Richie, and Erik discuss the requirements for getting a Senior DBA or Database Architect job, data migration, encryption, fragmentation, differences between SQL server 2016 and 2014, update stat strategies for large tables vs small ones, and more!
This week, Erik and Richie discuss creating/updating statistics, tools for viewing large flat file tables, the worst code they have ever seen, high disc queue length, dealing with databases that store blobs, reindexing jobs, transparent data encryption, and more.
This week, Brent and Tara discuss AlwaysOn failure scenarios, partitioning without consulting vendors, multi-subnet clustering with AGs, licensing, long running queries, replication, improving index maintenance, avoiding deadlocks, index space usage, and much more.
This week, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss clustered and unclustered indexes, query timeouts, fill factor, mirroring vs. log shipping, IO tests, temp tables and common table expressions, and tempdb spills.