SQL Server: Detach/Attach Gotchas!

Please checkout my post on "Moving Datafiles" which is very related to this method but is preferred more. One would think that detaching and attaching databases is one of the simplest things to do. It is. However, there are so many things that can break by that simple operation by itself and nothing more. Recently, … Continue reading SQL Server: Detach/Attach Gotchas!

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SQL Server: Dynamically Calculate Delta Values For Numeric And Date Columns From DMV’s Or Any Table

DMV's are very useful. In fact, they are like glass windows that lets you look at a running engine. There are lots of them and they give us lots of numbers but Most are cumulative in nature!  i.e., the numbers keep on increasing and never decrease. A variation of above like space usage where the … Continue reading SQL Server: Dynamically Calculate Delta Values For Numeric And Date Columns From DMV’s Or Any Table

PowerShell & SQL Server: Run In Parallel – Collect SQL Results With PRINT Output From Across Your SQL Farm – Fast!

If you have been working with PowerShell and SQL Server for a while now, you know that it is not difficult to capture the PRINT statement output as VERBOSE output (which can then be redirected to a variable or file). You also know that it is not too difficult to run SQL in parallel against … Continue reading PowerShell & SQL Server: Run In Parallel – Collect SQL Results With PRINT Output From Across Your SQL Farm – Fast!

PowerShell: Find & Replace SQL Server Stored Procedure Code En Masse Based On Custom Criteria

Today, a need came-up where a bunch of stored procedures had to be altered based on certain criteria. Easy way: Obviously, the easiest way would be to script out the stored procedures to a file/editor and do Find/Replace with the UI dialog. However, this does not work if there are lots of stored procedures and … Continue reading PowerShell: Find & Replace SQL Server Stored Procedure Code En Masse Based On Custom Criteria