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January 28, 2015  5:00 PM

Random Unexplained Replication Job Failure in a large SQL Server Replication Topoligy

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Data Replication, Database replication, SQL, SQL replication, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server replication

One of the environments that I work with includes a very large replication topology. While there are only a few servers involved there are dozens of publications between those servers. One of the problems that replication has is that it can only run so many agents at a time. Now remember that...

January 21, 2015  7:00 PM

Reducing Locking by “Distribution clean up” Job

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database replication, SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014

Anyone who has had to manage a large SQL Server replication environment has had to deal with strange locking within the distribution database. This is because the distribution database is basically a giant named value pair database which has a TON of jobs inserting, updating, querying and deleting...


January 14, 2015  5:00 PM

Monitoring SQL Replication Latency

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database replication, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server Distributor

When working with SQL Server replication, you don't have a whole lot of options for monitoring the latency of the replication. You've got the SQL Server Replication Monitor, and that's basically it. Well there is another option. You can manually run the code that the replication monitor uses to...


January 7, 2015  5:00 PM

If I have a filtered index, what do I need to have in my query to make SQL use it?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database index strategy, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014

Filtered indexes are great, because they let you exclude rows from the index. But what do you need to include in your where clause to use the filtered index? The answer here is surprisingly straight forward. You need to use the exact same where clause value in your queries where clause as is...


June 18, 2014  4:00 PM

Getting Replication Distribution Back After a MASSIVE Failure

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server replication

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June 11, 2014  4:00 PM

Any Little Thing Can Kill a SQL Server Upgrade

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2014

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April 20, 2009  11:00 AM

Yes DBAs you really do have to deal with licensing

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server licensing

Probably one of the least fun things about being a DBA is having to deal with the licensing of SQL Server. Continued »


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