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
What are Schemas for? All of you are familiar with the default and built-in schema "dbo". When you create an object without a schema, "dbo" becomes the schema for the object. Generally, it is NOT considered a good practice from a manageability or security perspective to have everything owned by "dbo". The alternative is to … Continue reading SQL Server: Time To Switch Schema Of All Objects Away From “dbo”
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!
This blog post shows how I created, generated data for and used a "Duration" dimension with SQL Server and PowerBI