SQL Server: Visualize Your Backups For Insights – By Month Day, Time etc.

Backups are a very important part of a DBA's job. Understanding when they have happened and when they have not happened is even more important. Quantifying things quickly can mean the difference between good and bad decisions when you are in a bind. Note: If you are looking to do something similar with Oracle, please … Continue reading SQL Server: Visualize Your Backups For Insights – By Month Day, Time etc.

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SQL Server – Breakup A Monolithic Data File (Database) Into Multiple Small Files And Breakaway From Shrinking!

If the SQL Server databases being manged are a few GB in size each, then having a single .mdf file for data is fine. However, if the size is anywhere in the hundreds of GB or more, then a single .mdf file is certainly not the way to go. Related to this, please checkout my … Continue reading SQL Server – Breakup A Monolithic Data File (Database) Into Multiple Small Files And Breakaway From Shrinking!

SQL Server: Using Data From Another Instance To Drive Logic In Current Instance (Using Linked Server)

Data is in another DB/Instance - but logic needs to be in this DB/instance Your logic in the current database/instance sometimes is driven by data in a completely separate SQL Server instance. People do this using different methods Use LinkedServer to bring over and join data Use SSIS or another mechanism to copy the data … Continue reading SQL Server: Using Data From Another Instance To Drive Logic In Current Instance (Using Linked Server)