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UNIX for DBAs (Part 1)

UNIX for DBAs (Part 1) UNIX is one of the most popular operating system for running database management systems. Of course, Windows is popular, too, as are z/OS and even OS/400, not to mention Linux (but that is a variant of UNIX). At any rate, UNIX is ubiquitous in the realm of database processing and it is important that DBAs…...

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Spool Operators: Eager Spool, Lazy Spool, Row Count Spool

Spool Operators: Eager Spool, Lazy Spool, Row Count Spool There are a lot of operators in the query execution plan that we generally overlook (I do this for those operators which I have no clue about). Sometimes these operators prove out to be pivotal in the performance of the query and we are forced to take good care of them…....

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Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 full-text search

Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 full-text search If you have problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 full-text search, review this troubleshooting checklist to find potential solutions. 1. Install the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack. Because many SQL Server 2008 R2 full-text search bugs were fixed in SQL Server service packs, you should install the latest SQL…...

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Keeping Your SQL Server HIPAA Compliant

Keeping Your SQL Server HIPAA Compliant By Juan Rogers, Product Manager for SQL Server Security and Compliance Solutions at Idera What is HIPAA/HITECH and how does it affect your data collection/management? What can organizations that are concerned with HIPAA compliance do to keep their SQL Server compliant? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 required the secretary of…...

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Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 roles

Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 roles If you have problems with roles in SQL Server 2008 R2, review this troubleshooting checklist to find potential solutions. 1. Install the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack. Because many SQL Server 2008 R2 role bugs were fixed in SQL Server service packs, you should install the latest SQL Server service…...

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Troubleshooting xml problems in SQL Server 2008 R2

Troubleshooting xml problems in SQL Server 2008 R2 If you have problems with xml in SQL Server 2008 R2, review this troubleshooting checklist to find potential solutions. 1. Install the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack. Because many SQL Server 2008 R2 xml bugs were fixed in SQL Server service packs, you should install the latest SQL Server service…...

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Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster

Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster If you have problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster, review this troubleshooting checklist to find potential solutions. 1. Install the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack. Because many SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster bugs were fixed in SQL Server service packs, you should install the latest SQL Server service pack…....

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System Health Session Dashboard – Error Summary Report

System Health Session Dashboard – Error Summary Report In the first post of this series, I had talked about displaying the events reported by the system health session extended session on SQL Server 2008 versions and higher. The next set of reports will show the errors which by the error_reported extended event. The query which I used to fetch the…...

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Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services

Troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services If you have problems with SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services (SSIS), review this troubleshooting checklist to find potential solutions. 1. Install the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack. Because many SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services bugs were fixed in SQL Server service packs, you should install the latest…...

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Installing SQL Server Express 2012 and managing the LocalDB

Introduction Sql Server Express 2012 the latest free version of SQL Server from Microsoft has five options of download from a small foot print version (SQL Express 2012 LocalDB or simply LocalDB) to the full version with all bells and whistles. The product comes in both (32 bit) and (x64bit) versions in several European and Asian Languages. LocalDB, an embeddable…...

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