SQL Server: Compare Database Tables/Indexes/Views/SP’s etc. For Differences Across Instances

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

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Oracle: Find The Total Size Of All Of Your CLOB & BLOB Columns In All Tables

Today I received a request from an application owner who wanted to know the size of all the CLOB and BLOB columns in all the non-system tables so that they have a good idea of the size involved for a migration. Tables with BLOB/CLOB columns The SQL to find the tables with the BLOB/CLOB columns … Continue reading Oracle: Find The Total Size Of All Of Your CLOB & BLOB Columns In All Tables

SQL Server: Identify And Defragment Indexes Using DBCC SHOWCONTIG & DBCC INDEXDEFRAG

Update Sep 7, 2018: This article uses deprecated commands. Please checkout this blog post on "Alter Index Vs DBCC IndexDefrag Vs DBCC DBReIndex". In the newer versions, I prefer ALTER INDEX although it has not been good at defragmenting in all cases. A good defrag script is worth its weight in gold. This time, I copied … Continue reading SQL Server: Identify And Defragment Indexes Using DBCC SHOWCONTIG & DBCC INDEXDEFRAG

PowerShell – Copy SQL Server Tables – Structure, Data & Indexes To Another Database/Instance

Requirement: Recently I got a request from a user that he wanted to copy a specific set of tables and their indexes into a new database to ship to the vendor for analysis. The problem was that the DB had thousands of tables (8,748 to be precise). Hunting and pecking for specific tables from that … Continue reading PowerShell – Copy SQL Server Tables – Structure, Data & Indexes To Another Database/Instance