Here is a quick guide to getting started with the SQLUndercover Inspector. Pre-requisites: SQL 2012 or higher SQL Server Agent A database to store the the data collected by the agent jobs (this can be one you use for your other DBA needs it doesn't have to be a dedicated database) Optional: For instances with... Continue Reading →
So this month's T-SQL Tuesday invitation comes from Aaron Bertrand. It's a non-technical post this month as he asks us to write about a non-SQL or tech related passion. For me, my passion is Triathlon. I first got hooked on the sport back in around 1998 when I got into it as a way of... Continue Reading →
The SQLUndercover Inspector is now available on GitHub, a quick run down of what it does can be found here: Introducing: The SQLUndercover Inspector, a quick video introduction can be found here and upcoming video tutorials will be released on Undercover TV in due course. Thanks for reading 🙂
sp_AGReconfigure 1.1 is now available HERE and on GitHub V1.1 includes a new Parameter and some minor bug fixes: @Readable NULL - DEFAULT: Ignore Readable secondary check (acts as though you are using V1) 0 - Produce a statement to switch readable secondary off if switched on 1 - Produce a statement to switch readable... Continue Reading →
It was 3am in the morning and I was asleep and enjoying a delightful dream (I knew it was a dream because I was surrounded by drifting clouds, singing angels and hundreds of softly humming SQL Servers where the hardware had been sensibly provisioned and all code carefully optimised) when I was rudely awoken by... Continue Reading →
We've now got ourselves a shiny new YouTube channel at UndercoverTV. We'll be using this to host our monthly podcasts as well as the occasional tutorial video and anything else that we might decide to throw together, so pop over there, subscribe and watch out for new content as it gets added. A link can also... Continue Reading →
sp_RestoreScript 1.2 is now available HERE and on GitHub Changes include Service Broker options and the ability to restore a database in stand by, along with a couple of bug fixes.
The first SQL Undercover podcast where Adrian introduces the Undercover Inspector, David releases sp_restorescript 1.2 along with a bit of nonsense chit chat.
Welcome along to the third part of our series 'Creating a SQL Server Test Lab On Your Workstation'. If you've followed along with the first two parts, you should have a domain setup and a SQL Server joined to it. In this part, we're going to look at building a cluster and creating an Availability... Continue Reading →