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  • T-SQL Tuesday #3: SQL Server Relationships

    It's time for the third T-SQL Tuesday, managed this time by Rob Farley. I thought I wasn't going to make this deadline, since I have been swamped since the end of last week, and over the entire weekend. However, I've got a break with nothing urgent for the next hour or so, so I thought I could just write something short. My first two T-SQL ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on February 9, 2010
  • Playing with Disk Alignment

    Over a year ago I first read about disk and partition alignment on the blog of Jimmy May (blog/twitter).  I always wanted to look into this further, but there was always a major hurdle to doing this in my environment, almost every one of my production servers is a VM, and the storage for them comes from our enterprise SAN.  The ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on November 19, 2009
  • Cleaning Out Your Backup History

    This week I have been pretty heads down working with a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer learning how to best customize System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to monitor things not included in the SQL Server Management Pack.  Based on the training I have received, I spent tonight working on a series of monitors to check that backups have ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on October 29, 2009
  • SQL Server and Jumbo Frames

    During the 24 hours of PASS we (Thomas LaRock (Blog/Twitter), Argenis Fernandez(Blog/Twitter) and myself) got into a discussion about enabling Jumbo Frames (network packets over 1500 bytes, generally set to 9000 bytes) for use with SQL Server.  I was surprised that most people on Tom's session and then later again on Twitter hadn't heard ...
    Posted to The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias (Weblog) by jmkehayias on October 12, 2009
  • Did you know? -- Better than sp_configure

    I’ve mentioned before that the new metadata is so voluminous that I’ve barely skimmed the surface. Last week in class in Minneapolis ( one of my students discovered an alternative to sp_configure. You’re probably aware that by default, even if you’re logged in as someone in the sysadmin group, you can’t see all the configuration ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on November 6, 2006
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