Tag Archives: sql server

Getting Close to the 2017 RTM

I still can’t believe that we’ll have a new version of SQL Server this year. After speaking at so many events last year, talking about the new features of SQL Server 2016, it seems crazy that there’s a new version … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2017 RC1 is Here

And I’ve got it. Glenn Berry posted a a link to the MSDN blog and almost immediately a note that the link was still the CTP. I decided to fire up my Ubuntu install and check. No updates there, though … Continue reading

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Database Mirroring Needs FQDNs

A quick basic post, and one that I’ve forgotten. Since blogging is a good way to remind myself of things, here goes. I was testing Database Mirroring (DBM) recently for an upgrade situation. I’ve set up it up in the … 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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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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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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Renaming MDF/LDF Files–SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I would guess many people would run into this situation at some point. A developer or DBA creates a … Continue reading

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Why Does My Log Grow–SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is a great topic, and really, every DBA or admin should blog this and be sure they understand … Continue reading

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SQL Server is Getting Smarter

There’s been a lot of press and media about Microsoft on the AI and machine learning work they’re heavily investing in. From Cognitive Services to Cortana to Bots, Microsoft is really investing in developers and applications that will perform detailed … Continue reading

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Restore a BACPAC–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I needed to get the WideWorldImporters sample database for a project and noticed that there was a BACPAC available. … Continue reading

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