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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SQL Server – Space – Data And Log File Growth Auto-Grow History TSQL

I apologize for the lull in my blogging. After most of my blog posts were completely ripped off by a Chinese website (full copy/paste or web-crawl and replace my name type plagiarism) a switch just flipped in my brain. I am trying again after submitting complaints with Google (Thanks to Brent Ozar for the guidance) … Continue reading SQL Server – Space – Data And Log File Growth Auto-Grow History TSQL

SQL Server: Dynamically Calculate Delta Values For Numeric And Date Columns From DMV’s Or Any Table

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

PowerShell & SQL Server: Run In Parallel – Collect SQL Results With PRINT Output From Across Your SQL Farm – Fast!

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!

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