Intent Locks In SQL Server

Intent locks, one of those things in SQL Server that seem to be very often misunderstood. They're something that I've found myself explaining time and time again, I've even been on calls with customer DBAs who don't fully understand why they're there and what they're doing. So what exactly is an intent lock and why... Continue Reading →

sp_RestoreScript v1.4 – It’s Now Compatible with Case Sensitive Collations, Accepts Wild Cards in DB Names and Fixes A bug

sp_RestoreScript 1.4 is now out and ready for download from our GitHub, https://github.com/SQLUndercover/UndercoverToolbox/blob/master/sp_restorescript.sql Full documentation on sp_RestoreScript can be found at https://sqlundercover.com/2017/06/29/undercover-toolbox-sp_restorescript-a-painless-way-to-generate-sql-server-database-restore-scripts/ New Features Compatible with case sensitive collations Now accepts wild cards in the @DatabaseName string, ('Database1,Database2,SQL%') would now be a valid option with % treated as a wildcard. Bug Fixes An issue when... Continue Reading →

Undercover Catalogue 0.2 Hox Fix 2 to Fix Breaking Changes with dbatools 1.0.0 & SQL2008r2/2008 Compatibility Patch RELEASED

Some breaking changes were introduced with dbatools 1.0.0, please make sure that you've got the latest version of hotfix 2 installed as well as the lastest Interrogation script runningThe minimum version of dbatools that we now support is 1.0.0 Undercover Catalogue 0.2.2 It looks like a bug has crept it's way into the Undercover Catalogue.... Continue Reading →

sp_restorescript 1.3 Released

sp_restorescript v1.3 is now available. We had found instances where backups consisting of multiple backup files were causing the length of the restore command to exceed the maximum character limit. 1.3 deals with this problems. Please visit https://sqlundercover.com/2017/06/29/undercover-toolbox-sp_restorescript-a-painless-way-to-generate-sql-server-database-restore-scripts/ for full documentation on sp_restorescript The procedure can also be downloaded from out GitHub site https://github.com/SQLUndercover/UndercoverToolbox/blob/master/sp_restorescript.sql

To use ALTER DATABASE, the database must be in a writable state in which a checkpoint can be executed. – when moving files on an Availability Group secondary.

Here's a little error that I stumbled across the other day when trying to migrate the data files of an Availability Group secondary node onto a nice new SAN. I started off by running the following command against the secondary server. ALTER DATABASE SQLUndercover MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'AG01', FILENAME = 'E:\DATA\AG01.mdf') There's nothing wrong... Continue Reading →

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