SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

August, 2009


August 31, 2009  6:26 PM

Difference between an Index and a Primary Key

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There seams to be some confusion between what a Primary Key is, and what an Index is and how they are...

August 26, 2009  3:34 PM

Clearing the Windows page file and its effect on server performance

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I just published a new article over on SearchSQLServer.com about "Clearing the Windows page file and its effect on server...

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August 26, 2009  12:50 PM

Damn rollback scripts are a pain

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Writing release scripts for a database is easy.  What ever new objects you want you create you create, and what ever objects you...


August 20, 2009  6:34 PM

Adding column to take taking to long? You’re probably assigning a default.

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When you create a column on a database, and you put...


August 17, 2009  11:33 AM

Learn to use the COPY_ONLY flag for one off backups

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Taking a full backup when doing major database upgrades is a great idea.  However if...


August 13, 2009  11:21 AM

Auto Close is almost as bad as auto grow

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In theory the auto close setting is a great idea. Free up resources for other databases to use when all the users are finished with the database. In practice, its not so great.  If a single user connects and disconnects over and over (like say a single user using your website or even a few...


August 10, 2009  11:08 AM

Auto Grow is the bane of my existence

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OK, that's not entirely true, but it's pretty damn close.  The auto grow feature of SQL Server shouldn't be counted on.  It should be disabled, or at least used on as an emergency basis only. Having the auto grow setting enabled will cause your database to grow when ever it needs to, not when...


August 7, 2009  5:22 PM

Slide Decks from OC SQL Users Group

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Last night I presented two presentations for the Orange County SQL Server Users Group.  I started with my Virtualization presentation and my

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August 6, 2009  11:02 AM

What do you mean I can’t access my own database when trying to attach it?

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When you detach a database from Microsoft SQL (I'm...


August 4, 2009  11:44 PM

Speaking at the Orange County SQL Users Group This Thursday

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This Thursday I'll be speaking at the Orange County SQL Server Users Group.  The group meets at the New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Anaheim, CA which is at 1900 S. State College Blvd Suite 100. It's right behind Angles stadium, you can't miss it. We haven't decided on a topic yet,...


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