The Mystery Recently a folder within a SMB share on the Windows Server (network share) displayed only certain files but not others for a certain user. For an administrator, the share displayed all the files in the folder. Obviously, there is some difference in the permissions, but what? Examining the difference between the files (using … Continue reading PowerShell: Manipulating & Copying File Permissions In Windows
SQL Server: Quick Space & File Layout Analysis With PowerShell and PowerBI
Long time ago, I created a little chunk of TSQL to get a glimpse of my space and file layout information at the Database/File/Filegroup level. It is a basic routine that spins through all the databases of an instance to collect space usage data. Over the years, I have used it a lot and it … Continue reading SQL Server: Quick Space & File Layout Analysis With PowerShell and PowerBI
SQL Server: Run A Very Large Script By Splitting It Into Pieces Using PowerShell
Everyday is an interesting day in the life of a DBA. Today, I received a request to run in a HUGE script. This script had 125k INSERT statements each in a separate line. Just opening the script was an issue, leave alone running it into a database. You get this error in SSMS just trying … Continue reading SQL Server: Run A Very Large Script By Splitting It Into Pieces Using PowerShell
PowerShell: Find & Replace SQL Server Stored Procedure/View/UDF/Trigger Code En Masse Based On Custom Criteria
Update April 19, 2019: Thanks to Tim (in comments), the updated script can also do find/replace in not just stored procedures but also views, UDF's and triggers. 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 … Continue reading PowerShell: Find & Replace SQL Server Stored Procedure/View/UDF/Trigger Code En Masse Based On Custom Criteria
SQL Server: Move Database Files To Another Drive/Folder Like A Pro!
Last week, I wrote a post on how to relocate Oracle data files from one drive to another. Today, let us see how simple it is to do the same in SQL Server. I recently had to move 125 databases on an instance to a new and expanded volume mountpoint to allow for growth, which … Continue reading SQL Server: Move Database Files To Another Drive/Folder Like A Pro!