This week, Richie and Tara discuss Richie's current projects, Availability Groups, offloading reads and backups, applying service packs, whether production should ship agent jobs to production recovery server, security checks and scans in SQL Server, CPU performance issues upgrading to SQL Server 2016 and 2017, database backups and restores, whether there's currently a DBA shortage, and Richie's favorite board game.
This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss database corruption, multi-instance clusters, career advice, whether you should transition from contract work to full time, VMware VMotion, reducing failover time with AGs, query tuning, and more.
This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss the new Extended Events Profiler, using SQL audit vs a trigger to log what people do, log shipping, migrating from on-prem to cloud, best practice for a database owner, SQL Server performance improvement, the difference between simple, bulk-logged, and full recovery models and when to use them, tools for transferring databases from one server to another, VSS Snapshot backups, encryption and more.
This week, Brent, Tara, and Richie discuss what they think about having no more service packs for SQL Server 2017 and newer versions, shrinking log files, how many servers can one DBA manage, log backups, mirroring vs Availability Groups vs log shipping, and their next company retreat location.
This week, Richie and Erik discuss altering database columns, separating log files, encryption, NOLOCK issues, developing new skills and experience, troubleshooting deadlocks, Oracle, calling C# method from a stored procedure and what kind of headset Erik uses.
This week, Brent, Tara, Richie, and Erik discuss a most excepted solution for SA and securing an instance, how many VLFs should a database have, merge replication issues, query tuning tips, database restores, and Larry Ellison's self-driving database.
This week, Brent and Erik discuss Availability Group issues, database diagram tools, AWS vs Azure, diagnosing asyncio waits, troubleshooting deadlocks, extended events, using same login credentials for everyone in the company, adjusting and more.
This week, Brent, Erik, and Richie discuss Availability Groups, versions of sp_BlitzIndex™, SQL Server installation issue, backing up SSRS reports, SQL Server on Linux, failovers, detaching/attaching databases, extended events, career progression of a DBA, and more.
This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss index fragmentation, Azure disc speeds, Availability Groups, database restores, optimize for ad hoc setting, forced parameterization, BI consultants, index views, SPN registrations, and more.
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.