Cause sometimes you need to check why replication is slow or halted. For example, like during an IO storm - no hurricane pun intended. Say you have transnational replication over an Always On (SQL Server Availability Groups) environment that's a publisher. To see in the Dashboard just add the column, this is what it looks… Continue reading SQL Server Always On – Monitor The Redo_Queue_Size
Hi, I'm excited to share with you that I'll be presenting this Saturday, October 6, 2018, at SQL Saturday Orlando. The most fun SQL Saturday event I've attended. It's going to be my first time announcing this content on SQL Server 2019 (currently ctp 2) and SSMS 18 preview 4. Plus, maybe playing SQL Family Feud.… Continue reading Hack / Protect / Predict – SQL Server (Slides for SQL Saturday Orlando 801)
In short, sys.dm_database_encryption_keys allowed to see the encryption state and I found the system was in progress of decrypting the database. The hurdle originated while trying to restore encrypted database backups generated by Prod svr(s) to Dev svr(s). The lower env needed the Prod keys to decrypt the Prod backup files. While trying to restore… Continue reading Hurdles of Encryption – Refresh X from Y
Edit this file as administrator. Ref the correct path. I am using SSMS 17.8.1. or latest. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\ssms.pkgundef Uncomment the following block and save. Relaunch SSMS, Tools, Options, Source Control, Plug-in Selection, VSTFS. You should see a Team menu at the top Menu bar. Must have VS2015 installed! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/releasenotes/vs2015-version-history Troubleshooting info: Exit… Continue reading Enable Source Control in SSMS
Keeping a good thing going. Register here (FREE): https://www.sqlsaturday.com/755/registernow.aspx You can extend the invite to your friends and colleges if you think they’ll be interested in the topics. I'll be presenting at Nova South Eastern this Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm in Room 3046 of the Carl DeSantis Building (3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Davie, FL 33314). Here's my… Continue reading I’ll be presenting Saturday 6/9/2018 @NovaSE – 1:30pm Room 3046
My friend asked, does SQL Server have a data type or type of index it can use to search for text in a field? Yes, use varchar. If possible, create a non-clustered index on the column or use a full-text search catalog index. You can use the Like operator or the Contains operator if you… Continue reading SQL text search – 3x faster CONTAINS vs LIKE.
This issue came up recently while in the midst of an upgrade to SQL Server 2017, but it's actually not related to the upgrade and has been around all along on previous versions. So I took a moment to write this, cause a friend told me it would make a nice blog post. Mad credit… Continue reading SQL Server 2017 – Deferred Name Resolution Bug.
Since returning from PASS Summit, I spent a rigorous amount of time developing slides & demos to share the latest technologies I learned, attempting to deliver on my pact with my CIO and Director. Yesterday, I delivered the 2nd round on that promise and received great feedback. PS. Shopping for a new tie. I intentionally focused… Continue reading Encryption and Database Source Control
This is a step by step guide to help a friend that is looking for a quick and inexpensive way to upload/migrate his small on-prem SQL Server databases onto Azure cloud without having to use complex tools. Note: This will work on SQL Server 2012 or above with internet connectivity. SUMMARY: Create Azure… Continue reading Backup SQL Server Database(s) to Azure Blob Container
Hi, I just received the news that I got selected to speak at University of South Florida Saturday, 2/24/18 at 8:30am in Room 118 (USF School of Business - BSN, 12212 USF Maple Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33620). Here’s the event info: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/699/EventHome.aspx Register here (FREE): https://www.sqlsaturday.com/699/registernow.aspx Pls fwd this invite to your friends and colleges… Continue reading I’ll be presenting Saturday 2/24/2018 @USF School of Business – 8:30am Room 118 (Tampa, FL)