Determining If A Full Backup Is Needed For A Log Or Differential Backup

What annoys you? For me, a few things I find annoying are people talking on cell phones in restaurants, people chewing with their mouth open, and getting calls from telemarketers. SQL jobs failing also annoy me. OK, maybe not as much as Chatty Cathy yakking with her friend on the phone during dinner, but it’s […]

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TRY / CATCH Can Catch More Than Just Errors

I’ve been experiencing an intermittent problem with my automated backup testing routine for some time now. I would occasionally get a failure during a restore, but when I manually ran the exact same restore command, the restore worked without issue. Because my testing routine selects a random sample of backups to test, I was not […]

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