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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Clone A SQL Server Software Installation

Cloning is perhaps not the right term to use here but let us pretend that it is and keep going. Let us say that you want to install SQL Server on another host say NewHost but you want it to have the same settings as another host/instance on say ModelHost. In fact, let us say … Continue reading Clone A SQL Server Software Installation

SQL Server – TSQL Code Logging To Table

Update (Jan 18, 2017): I was able to add “autonomous transaction” type support to the logger using the means available in SQL Server (a loopback linked server). The new and updated code is available on GitHub. https://github.com/SQLJana/TSQL_Logger ....main post continues below Logging is one of those things no two people can agree on one way … Continue reading SQL Server – TSQL Code Logging To Table