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  • Management Pack for SQL Agent Alerts

    I have finished my article about suggested SQL Server Agent Alerts. Perhaps calling this a ''Management Pack'' is OTT, but hopefully it will be useful to some of you folks. We are talking about having Agent sending email to us when SQL Server writes messages to EventLog. The functionality has been in the product since version 6.0, but I ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on June 1, 2009
  • Match those types!

    This is a recommendation I believe is worth repeating from time to time: Make sure you match data types when you write TSQL code. Else you in most cases end up with an implicit data type conversion. And in worst case, this conversion is performed at the column side - not the literal side of your query. What does that mean? Consider below: WHERE ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on April 28, 2009
  • Did You Know? Troubleshooting Tools Update

      Last May,  I blogged about free troubleshooting tools for SQL Server and today I received a comment that one of the tools listed seemed to no longer be available.  So I thought I would publish a refresh. There are dozens of great tools available, and I'm not even pretending that I am going to list them all. This post is really ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on January 23, 2009
  • Did You Know? Free SQL Server Troubleshooting Tools

    I'm very excited about the new Management Data Warehouse coming in SQL Server 2008 (which was called Performance Studio at one point), but keep in mind there are lots of available tools in the current versions. One of the students in my class last week put together this list of his favorites. Note that some of the tools can be used together. For ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on May 17, 2008
  • More SQL Server Automation Scripts

    If you've read SQL Server Magazine, then you know that I write a monthly column about free SQL Server tools called Tool Time.  I recently wrote about a set of automation scripts from Microsoft's internal MIS group that automates all sorts of regular tasks they perform on their SQL Server's. Today, I'd like to share some more scripts brought ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 26, 2008
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