We just woke up having 30+ instances of SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition in development and testing. Which is bad for obvious reasons. So basically I have to uninstall the Enterprise and re-install Developer Edition on all the machines. Steps to take: Create a maintenance plan to back up all the databases (simplest way; … Continue reading master database restore failed in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CU1
Okay, second blog post in one day – slowly trying to recoverJ. Below is an excerpt from a stored procedure from BizTalk server: --If you are doing this we assume it is because you have a huge, old db so it is just faster for us to --find things which are not done and hold … Continue reading Is truncate logged or non-logged in SQL Server?
A quick one, again (haven't been blogging for a while, I have like a ton of blogs on my mind, lack the time, though): I think most of the DBAs have stumbled upon "how to fix orphaned users in SQL Server", right? Well, a quick overview of the script: SET NOCOUNT ON SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF … Continue reading Fix orphaned users in SQL Server 2005 – not
Yet another quick one for you. One of my colleagues was trying to set up a job to run a DTS package (yeap, I know, a bit of a last century stuff). Whenever he ran the package from the command line, everything was running fine. However, when he ran the same package from within a … Continue reading DTS package runs from command line, but fails from SQL Server Agent
Just stumbled into this: if you have a large DB to be restored, it might take forever to actually see the progress moving to 10%, 20%, and so on. Yeah, I know, you should never do a restore from the SSMS, but don't try to tell me thatJ. Anyway, coming back to our scenario: if … Continue reading How can I tell if my restore process is actually doing something
A quick one today, but I intend to make a series out of it, especially that we're having loads of "fun" with clustering: we encountered something in the line: IP Address 192.168.1.100 is already in use. To continue, specify a different IP address". Okay, I think this one filled the glass of my colleague, but … Continue reading SQL Server 2008 cluster installation – IP address already in use
My wife asked me to install a named instance of SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition x64 on top our existing SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64. HA! As a SQL Server MCT (besides the fact that I did quite a few installs in my time) I should have known better how to do it. So … Continue reading Side-by-side installation of SQL 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2005
As I was playing in SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio), I created a table using the plain-old T-SQL, and then I decided to create a primary key, the "wizard" way, so to speak. Let's have a repro here: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Employees] ( [empID] [int] NOT NULL , [firstname] [varchar](30) NOT NULL , [lastname] [varchar](30) NOT … Continue reading Is the primary key always clustered in SQL Server?
Today I'll post a quick one, since a simple Google search (yeah, Bing, sorry) did not yield too many useful results. Just as a quick note, make sure you have a chat with your sys admins; they can tell you whether the protocols are needed or not anymore. Okay, on with the tip: Go to … Continue reading How to Disable NetBIOS on the SQL Server Box
I must admit that I'm a huge fan of technology, but only from a distance. I decided to build my own mini-server at home, mainly to be able to run various things in a virtualized environment. Okay, how about Windows 2008R2 and Hyper-V? Good to go, since I have it for free as an MCT. … Continue reading Hypervisor not running and Intel not carrying