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SQL Server 2014


June 10, 2015  6:00 PM

Buffer Pool Extension File Location

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

If you are planning on using Buffer Pool Extension (BPE) in SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2016 you need to think about where you want to put the BPE file on the SSD, especially as it relates to the Windows OS Security on the file system.  The most important think to remember when placing the BPE...

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...


December 24, 2014  5:00 PM

What’s the Best Upgrade Path from SQL 2005 to SQL 2014?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server upgrades, Upgrades

I get this question a decent amount in my Intro to SQL Server Management Session (called "I've got a SQL Database Now What?" or "SQL Server Management for the non Database Administrator"). Frankly it doesn't really matter. As long as you attach the database to a SQL Instance that is somewhere...


October 24, 2014  4:54 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for October 24, 2014

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database Mail, SQL Server, SQL Server 2014

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this...


October 10, 2014  5:33 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for October 10, 2014

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server 2014, Windows Azure

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this...


September 26, 2014  5:11 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for September 26, 2014

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
EMC, EMC Arrays, EMC VNX, Microsoft MVP, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server Express, VMware

On a personal note, today is my 15th wedding anniversary to Kris.  Thank you to my Kris who's put up with me for all these years. This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.


September 5, 2014  5:03 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for September 05, 2014

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database mirroring, In-Memory Database, SQL Server, SQL Server 2014, TechEd

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this...


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