Psst – My services are likely more expensive than the memory your SQL Server needs and wants. Your CIOs and Directors need to stop thinking they are buying servers and components in 2004, or even 2010. I do all sorts of consulting gigs for all different reasons, but a lot of tuning gigs and wellness [...]
Aaron Nelson is hosting this week’s T-SQL Tuesday. His topic, like mine from last week, has a lot of ways I could go. He basically said to talk about something that has to do with reporting. I decided to take the hodgepodge approach and talk about a couple things.
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All of our SQL Server instances need benchmarks!
So the title is somewhat of a trick question… I hear and sense a lack of priority around taking periodic benchmarks in a system with a lot of folks. How often do you take benchmarks? Do you know what “normal” means for your system? Do you know when [...]
How many times have you heard or uttered those words? You work hard and understand the business requirements, you try and get the logic to work to make the procedure return what was expected or update the data as expected. You do some unit tests in your environment, it may not scream but it comes [...]
This is the final in a series on shrinking and transactions. You can see them all in the Shrinking & Transactions category.
In part 1, we talked about factors that affect transaction log growth. We talked about what a SQL Server transaction is and the various modes SQL interacts with a transaction (Autocommit, Implicit Transactions and Explicit [...]