Here's a strange one that I've recently come across. I had a customer report that their log shipping restore jobs were chock a block of errors. Now, the logs seem to have been restoring just fine but before every restore attempt, the job is reporting the error, Error: Failed to update database "DATABASE NAME" because... 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 →
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 →
@adedba Adrian Buckman has been working hard and has put all of our scripts up on Github https://github.com/SQLUndercover/UndercoverToolbox
I'm sure that most of us know that SQL Server stores all it's data in 8Kb pages. But what do these pages actually look like and how can we go about looking at them and picking them apart. For this we're going to need a couple of undocumented DBCC commands, DBCC page and DBCC ind.... Continue Reading →