Enabling Data Compression – November 2015 Update

It never fails. You work on something, be it a painting, a story, or even a SQL script, and tweak it until you’ve got it just right and, finally, after all your hard work, you publish it. Then you immediately find something you want to change. Guess what? The very day my updated data compression […]

Drive Space Monitoring Update – October 2015

Over five years ago, I wrote my first (and so far, only) article for SQLServerCentral.com with a routine for gathering database disk stats for your SQL Server databases that live on different SQL servers. I realized that the last update I posted here was four years ago. I continue to use the script and have […]

Enabling Data Compression – October 2015 Update

It’s been about a year and a half since I last posted an update to my script that scans databases for objects to compress and, optionally, compresses them. This time around, I’ve just incorporated a bug fix and added a check to make sure the script is running on an edition of SQL Server that […]

Monitoring For Endless Index Defragmenting – October 2015

This is the first of three big script updates this month, so stay tuned! I’ve written before about how my SQL script evolve over time. Well, the script I just published last month has already been updated. I had been deploying the script on all the SQL Servers I manage, rather than just the handful […]

Monitoring For Endless Index Defragmenting – September 2015

It’s been quite a while since I last took a look at my script to monitor for endless index defragmenting by Ola Hallengren’s index maintenance scripts. Before running this version, I suggest you read my first two posts about this process, including a very important caveat about the need to coordinate the frequency of running […]