This is a problem all DBAs will run into at some point – the drive a database’s transaction log is on runs out of space. In most cases, this was caused by the transaction log autogrowing until there is no room left on the drive. If your alerts are set up correctly, you’ll get an […]
Recently, I was going through all my servers and performing some basic health checks. One of these checks was to look for foreign keys and constraints that are not trusted. I figured this would be something of a rare occurrence and was completely surprised when I found out that roughly 75% of my servers had […]
The database design for Dynamics / Great Plains is well known to be incredibly poor. Now I’ve run into another reason why the program sucks. As per best practices, I’ve got alerts set up on all my SQL Servers. One of these alerts is for severity 20 errors. I have a server that is host […]
I’m pleased to announce that I am now offering SQL Server consulting services! I specialize in helping companies with no DBA or small IT staffs with little to no SQL Server experience. Check out my consulting page for more info and my information page to find out more about me.
I’ve been working lately on creating some automated check scripts, similar to Brent Ozar’s great sp_Blitz script. I’m intending my script to be able to be run against SQL 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 servers (I just got my hands on SQL 2012, so my next pass will be to make sure everything works on […]