SQL 2019 INSTALLATION

SQL 2019 Installation: Tips & Tricks

By Maninder Sing, Principal Consultant SQL Server 2019 has made available 2 core features during the installation(Among a few other like SSIS Scale out which was also available in SQL 2017 ) The 2 Core features available during the installation are Memory settings and MAXDOP settings. I personally believe this is a excellent thing to […]

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Automating SQL Server Installation

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator As a Production DBA, I have had the opportunity to do an upgrade/migration from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2016. During the process, I realized that installing a new SQL Server on 20-30 servers in a short time was going to be challenging and monotonous. Going through the […]

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The Usefulness of a Little R in SQL

Work smarter: Little R

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator At some point of our DBA career, we all have had an opportunity to run a set of scripts one by one for each instance until your fingers and mouse gave up. Then, we came back to work next day with a bandage wrapped around our fingers and continue […]

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SQL Server and PowerShell Automation – DBATools

SQL & PowerShell

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator Many of us – Production DBAs, at some of our career have had to work with PowerShell to perform operations outside of SQL Server. Sometimes, this task can be a bit intimidating considering that it wasn’t really part of the job description (let’s just admit that we didn’t read […]

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Eliminating Redundant Indexes

Reclaiming Space

Recently I was called into a shop that had a 4 terabyte database, who claimed they didn’t have anywhere near that much data. Upon investigation, they were correct. They had about 100 gig of data, and about 3.9 T of indexes. Is this too much? Well, in order to make that kind of judgement call […]

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What’s New in MS SQL 2019

Like all previous versions, Microsoft SQL Server 2019 is packed with new features and capabilities. Let’s look at some of the most helpful features for database management systems (DBMS). Indexing One of the new capabilities is related to indexing. If indexing goes wrong, SQL Server 2019 gives DBAs the tools to deal with such situations. […]

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