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The other day we did an install of SSAS on a server without loading the database engine. Everything went fine, the end user started accessing the service and then we started talking about how we should make certain we are taking backups of the objects that are being created. Now ...
Quick question: Where would you go to find some basil in your local grocery store? Did you say “by the other herbs?” Or did you say “by the tomatoes?” If you are like me, then you would go looking for basil by the other herbs because, well, that is a ...
While shuffling some books around at home today I came across the SQL 2008 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William Stanek. I cannot imagine the person who has pockets big enough for this book other than the Jolly Green Giant. But since I have never met Mr. Stanek I suppose ...
Occasionally, I need to determine where index hotspots are located within databases. To do this, I use the DMV sys.dm_db_index_operational_stats. I’ve talked about this DMV before while I was going through the index analysis blogs posts. This DMV returns locking and blocking information for tables and indexes in ...
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