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  • SQL Server Backup Simulator

    The SQL Server support team just announced the release of a backup simulator. Many 3rd party utilities that do backup like IBM Tivoli, Symantec BackupExec, Quest Litespeed, Redgate SQL Backup etc. use the sqlvdi.dll to communicate to SQL Server and this allows you to simulate that activity. So if you want to test how your system reacts or more ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on October 28, 2010
  • sp_altermessage is back in business!

    This blog has moved! You can find this content at the following new location: http://sqlblog.karaszi.com/sp_altermessage-is-back-in-business-10/
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on May 14, 2009
  • So the Real story Is….

    As many of you heard ( see Kevin’s post  http://sqlblog.com/blogs/kevin_kline/archive/2009/05/06/microsoft-marketing-throws-sql-server-under-the-bus.aspx ) MS marketing released a comment last week that indicated SQL Server couldn’t handle the load for the Win 7 downloads. But it appears that reality sets in and we get a much different story ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on May 9, 2009
  • Successful Backup Messages No More...

    How many times have you asked for a way to turn off the behavior in SQL Server that logs successful backup messages to the SQL Server Logs and to the Windows Application Event Logs? If you are like most DBA’s probably a lot. I have been asking for this feature for ages. I have sent email to SQLWish, filed on LadyBug and most recently on Connect ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on October 29, 2007
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