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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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Move a Stored Procedure to a New Schema–SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. One of the things I needed to do recently was move an object. I was testing the WideWorldImporters database … Continue reading

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Backup Plans for Data Loss

The British Airways computer failure has been on my mind for a few weeks. It seems like such an epic failure in 2017 from a high public company that many, many people depend on. I still struggle to believe the … Continue reading

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Using OPENROWSET in SQL Server on Linux

I wanted to import the million song dataset in SQL Server on Linux. There’s a github repo that has the SQL to allow you to use this with the graph database features. However, it’s built for Windows. Linux is a … Continue reading

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