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  • Managing the errorlog file

    I frequently see recommendations to regularly run sp_cycle_errorlog, so that the errorlog doesn't become huge. My main concern with that is that the errorlog contains valuable information. When I do a health check on a SQL Server machine, I want a few months worth of errorlog information available. I typically use my own scripts for this, ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on October 22, 2015
  • Analyzing the errorlog

    How often do you do this? Look over each message (type) in the errorlog file and determine whether this is something you want to act on. Sure, some (but not all) of you have some monitoring solution in place, but are you 100% confident that it really will notify for all messages that you might find interesting? That there isn't even one little ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on July 5, 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Platforms Blog Watch

    Remote Desktop Services Component Architecture Poster Grab your own poster! A visual guide to key Remote Desktop Services technologies in Windows Server 2008R2     Virtually Free Get the latest update rollup package for the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2 and be sure to bookmark the Windows Virtualization ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 20, 2011
  • Have You Heard About Project Lucy?

    Lucy, You Got Some 'Splainin to Do!' Quest Software's latest community initiative, Windows Azure-based Project Lucy, has debuted! Project Lucy is part infrastructure analytics, part social media experiment, and part performance data warehouse. The best things about Project Lucy include: It’s Free - just like our SQLServerPedia ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 16, 2011
  • My Last "Catch-Up" Post for 2010 Content

    I did a lot of writing in 2010. Unfortunately, I didn't do a good job of keeping all of that writing equally distributed throughout all of the channels where I'm active. So here are a few more posts from my blog, put on-line during the months of November and December 2010, that I didn't get posted here on SQLBlog.com: 1. It's Time to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 31, 2010
  • Free Training for You, Punishing Workload for Me. Thank You for Enjoying My Misery.

    Everybody enjoys a little free training now and then. I've got mountains of free training in the works. Some of it is in-person and local while some are in webcast format. Please join me as you're able! Tomorrow - Wednesday! Wed, Feb 10, 2010 12 pm (noon) MST - PASS DBA Virtual Chapter; Top 10 Administration Mistakes on SQL ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 9, 2010
  • New at SQLMag - TraceAnalyzer

    I just posted a new entry on my SQLMag Tool Time blog that you might like to check out. I'm a big fan of Bill Graziano's ClearTrace tool, but perhaps you'll like the new tool from DBSophic, called TraceAnalyzer, even better?  Compare the two and let me know here. Cheers, -Kevin  Twitter @kekline  More content at ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 2, 2009
  • New Post on my SQLMag Blog – Free DMV Monitoring Tools

    I’ve posted a new entry on my SQL Server Magazine blog about two free DMV monitoring tools available on CodePlex.Read the article here:http://www.sqlmag.com/Articles/ArticleID/102837/102837.html?Ad=1Take a look at the two tools and let me know which you like better and why.  Inquiring minds want to know!Cheers,-Kevin Twitter ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 18, 2009
  • 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
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