There are a bunch of tools in the market to do the database comparisons for differences but if you want to do it for free (and programmatically) at a basic level, you could use the method outlined below. For me, this came about as a result of an user asking "So, what is different between … Continue reading SQL Server: Compare Database Tables/Indexes/Views/SP’s etc. For Differences Across Instances
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!
As an Oracle DBA, you are very likely to get requests somewhat like this: Create an account for Sam Hill. The privileges should look exactly like Rob Nixon. If you are not into automating everything, your first instinct would be to fire-up an IDE like Toad or SQL Developer and script out the source user, … Continue reading Oracle: Clone An User With PL/SQL – Tablespace Quotas, Role Grants/Default Role, Object Grants And System Grants
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
Today, I received a really simple request. There was an UPDATE statement that had to be run on quite a few databases in multiple instances. This was for a vendor software we use and the statement was sent to me by a Helpdesk professional who manages the product. You need to have the SQLPS (older) … Continue reading SQL Server – Running A Script Or SQL On Multiple Instances/Databases With PowerShell – Level 100