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.
This week, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss tempdb etiquette for developers, elastic search vs full-text search, server CPU spiking issues, source control in a database project, querying transaction logs, and more.
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss compatibility levels, SQL server SPN problems, Always On Availability Groups, failover clustering, capturing DML stuff, disc defragmentation, replication snapshots and reindexing, load testing, PowerShell, and whether you should pursue the path of a DBA.
This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss AlwaysOn Availability Groups, execution plans, speeding up log shipping, applying wrong service packs, why servers "page wildly" when copying mid to large-size files from one SQL server to another, their favorite high availability solutions, and much more!
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss whether an antivirus can corrupt a database or remove data files, the biggest node clusters they've worked with, whether cursors are a good idea for reporting queries, authogrowth setting for new servers, memory-optimized tables, index rebuilds and more.
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss sp_Blitz capabilities, what's best to use for resolving SQL performance issues, CDC, tools for capturing wait stats, their favorite monitoring tools, temp tables vs table variables, partitioning with constraints, and whether you should get any certifications.
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss restoring databases from Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition servers, their favorite way of collecting SQL server metrics, extended events, career advice, how to tell what processes SQL uses memory for, and much more!
On this first Office Hours call of 2017, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss multi-server jobs, how to find motivated Junior DBAs, working with SAP databases, partitioning, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tracking SQL users, SQL monitoring tools, data capture, source archiving, and much more!
This week, Brent and Richie discuss Azure VM, min server memory, backup solutions, autogrowth in tempdb data files, parameter sniffing, sp_whoisactive, the worst feature in SQL server, why you should never use SQL server for sending or receiving emails, and how many Cubs shirts Richie owns.
This week, Erik and Richie discuss latency, partition tables, SOS_SCHEDULER_YIELD, alerts, nolock, and what people look for in Senior DBA.
This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss their craziest SQL server troubleshooting issues, common causes of SSPI handshake errors, setting deadlock priority "high" on a query, vmotion high availability, best practices on Windows Server 2012 page files, and whether a career as a Database Administrator will be good for the next 40 years.
This week, Brent, Tara, Erik, and Richie discuss replicating TRUNCATE TABLE command between nodes, how to cope with social isolation that comes with working from home, database shrinking, how to improve log wait times, how to figure out the mac stop and threshold cost setting for servers, and laziest methods to deploy objects and run scripts.