Tag Archives: patching

How Often Do You Patch?

I saw two things recently. First, CU25 for SQL Server 2017 was released. I realized that I was CU8 locally, so I had work to do. Second, I noticed that SQL Server 2016 fell out of mainstream support on 13 … Continue reading

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Patching Challenges

In my career, I’ve had to manage many production database instances. In fact, there was a time when two of us were patching hundreds of instances (600?) when MS released patches. That wasn’t too often back then, unlike the every … Continue reading

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Versions and Patches in SQL Monitor

SQL Monitor has grown from a basic alerting system to an amazing product over the years. From it’s early days as SQL Response, where Brad and I weren’t sure this was a good idea to the current version that has … Continue reading

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Get Patched If Not Supported

There are plenty of reasons not to upgrade your SQL Servers to a new version. Perhaps you know the system is working and don’t want to disrupt activity. Often we don’t want to take a chance that some change in … Continue reading

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