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  • Best Practices Analyzer, July 2007, available

    Well, the title pretty much speaks for itself. Get it at
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on July 9, 2007
  • New search for Books Online Online

    The online (MSDN) version of Books Online has a new targeted search functionality. It let you search for only the SQL Server BOL topic on the web, instead of your search going over all the MSDN contents:
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on April 3, 2007
  • Performance Dashboard Reports available

    As you might have seen, you can plug in your own reports in SQL Server Management Studio as of sp2. The MS tool team has made such a package, the SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports. Check it out at::
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on March 14, 2007
  • Whats in the default trace?

    As you probably know, there's a trace running by default in SQL Server 2005. The directory for the trace file is the SQL Server log directory, and you can turn off and on this trace with sp_configure. But how do we find out what events and columns are traced to this? We use a trace function and some trace catalog views: The function ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on March 12, 2007
  • Be aware: Sp2, maint plans and CHECKDB

    Tony Rogerson brought to my attention that with sp2, a plan that does CHECKDB seems to always do it against the master database. Technicalities seems to be in how SSIS executes SQL commands, separates batches and connection pooling (sp_reset_connection). I created a plan to do CHECKDB against all databases, and this is what I found in my errorlog ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on March 8, 2007
  • SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard

    The SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard (DPW) is an interesting new tool. It was designed for ease working with SQL Server when you have someone hosting your web-site and you want to publish your database. Sure, you can do backup and restore, but that would involve FTP and you also need priviliges to perform the RESTORE operation. DPW generates ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on February 3, 2007
  • Best Practice Analyzer for 2005

    I'm glad to see that the tool Best Practice Analyzer is finally coming in a SQL Server 2005 version. This will be released with sp2, which is scheduled for Q1 2007. Read more at
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on February 3, 2007
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