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 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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