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 […]

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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 […]

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TRUNCATE TABLE Does NOT Preclude A Point-In-Time Recovery

There is a lot of information in the world that people just assume is true because it has been repeated so much. Twinkies have an unlimited shelf life.  McDonalds hamburgers have so many preservatives, they will never get moldy. The problem is this information is frequently wrong. But the incorrect information is so widespread and […]

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Vote For SQL Server Service Packs

Brent Ozar Unlimited had a post recently noting that it appears Microsoft has seemed to move away from releasing service packs for SQL Server and instead is only releasing cumulative updates. Given that Microsoft itself warns against installing cumulative updates unless it solves a specific problem you are encountering, most DBAs, including myself, are somewhat […]

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