Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Database Design Test

I was watching a presentation recently on database design and the speaker talked about how he hires developers. These are full stack developers, for whom the database is a portion of their responsibility. One of the tasks he gives them … Continue reading

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Handling Data Corruption

I wrote about dealing with data loss recently, ansking what your plans are for a situation. Some of you might rely on digital systems, some rely on humans, and some just accept some data loss. All of those are valid … Continue reading

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DevOps Basics–Staging and Committing Changes

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. In the course … Continue reading

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SSoL–Elevating Privileges

I don’t think most of us need to know Linux, but if you end up managing a system, it’s good to have a little idea of how to get around. This is a short series of posts as I remember … Continue reading

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SQL Server is Lagging a Bit

I don’t expect this to last, or I hope it doesn’t, but SQL Server is lagging behind. I ran across a short piece on the SQL:2016 standards, and I know these standards aren’t necessarily an important consideration for most of us when choosing … Continue reading

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Classifying Sensitive Data

Our databases store all kinds of data in them, depending on the purpose of your database. Most of us create tables and store data in response to some requirement or necessity in our organizations. Our decisions should be driven by … Continue reading

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Adding Performance Counters back for SQL Server

I had a strange situation the other day, where a number of things went wrong with my instance. First, I lost permissions to detached databases. The SID was listed in the file permissions, but apparently unlinked to an account. Next, … Continue reading

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Improving Replication

I really like replication as a technology. I think the ability to move data around to other systems, at a gross level, is extremely handy in many systems. While SSIS and other ETL tools are very flexible and powerful, they … Continue reading

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Loading All CSV Files with PowerShell

I ran across Denis Gobo’s post about working with names from Social Security cards and wanted to play with the dataset. However, rather than use xp_cmdshell, which I might have, I decided to use PowerShell. I need to repeat this … Continue reading

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The Traveling Data Professional

It’s summertime in the Northern hemispheres, and a time when much of the world takes their holiday time away from work. Most kids are out of school for at least part of the June/July/August time period. With many of us … Continue reading

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