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September 1, 2008  11:00 AM

Getting more error data from SQL Server Replication



Posted by: Denny Cherry
distrib.exe, logread.exe, OutputVerboseLevel, Replication, replmerg.exe, snapshot.exe, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

The error reporting in SQL Server Replication isn't all that great.  This is a well known issue that pretty much everyone knows about.  Something that I don't know if a whole lot of people know about, is that there is a way to get a lot more information from replication about what's going on, and...

August 26, 2008  7:55 PM

Don’t Consolidate Yourself Into Performance Problems – Archive



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Capacity Manager, Consolidation, David Swanson, Performance Problems, Quest Software, SoSSE, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

The webcast which I did for Quest Software called Don’t Consolidate Yourself Into Performance Problems is now available for viewing after the fact. This is the webcast which I did


August 25, 2008  11:00 AM

How to setup a server to read log files nightly.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, KILL, Log Shipping, Recovery, RESTORE LOG, SQL Server 2005, xp_delete_file, xp_dirtree

So you've been tasked with setting up a quick and dirty reporting server.  The goal is to restore the log files from the production server to the reporting server nightly.  The backups are simple, use the SQL Maintenance plan to backup the logs, and then copy them to the remote machine.  But...


August 21, 2008  11:00 AM

SoCal Code Camp Sessions are posted



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, Code Camp, In Person Events, Service Broker, SoCal Code Camp, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, Storage

I and many of the other presenters have begun entering our sessions for the next SoCal Code Camp on on October 25th and 26th...


August 20, 2008  10:58 PM

I had a great talk with the NJ SQL User Group last night



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Awareness Technologies, In Person Events, Laptop Cop, Quest Software, Service Broker

Last night was my talk with the NJ SQL User Group.  I would jut like to thank them for the invite, I had a great time coming and speaking with them.  It was a very interactive night, with a lot of questions. 

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August 14, 2008  11:00 AM

I’ll be speaking at the New Jersey SQL Server Users Group next week



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, New Jersey SSUG, Service Broker, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

After months of waiting the time is finely here.  I'll be speaking at the   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 13, 2008  1:05 AM

Don’t Consolidate Yourself Into Performance Problems



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Capacity Manager, Consolidation, David Swanson, Performance Problems, Quest Software, SoSSE, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

Consolidated too many databases or too many instances onto a single server?  Got users screaming for their own servers back? Join myself and David Swanson from Quest Software (and frequent poster on 

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August 11, 2008  11:00 AM

Back To Basics: The RESTORE DATABASE Command



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, Restore Database, SQL

The restore database command is what is used to recover a database which has been backed up using the BACKUP DATABASE command.  The syntax of the RESTORE DATABASE...


August 7, 2008  1:21 AM

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 goes RTM



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server 2008

Microsoft has just announced that SQL Server 2008 has been released to the public. You can download the Eval edition as of today from the Evaluate Microsoft SQL Server 2008 webpage. ...


August 4, 2008  11:00 AM

I need a secure transfer of data between SQL Servers. What are my options?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Config, Encryption, IPSec, OpenSSL, PGP, Secure Data Transfer, Secure FTP, SFTP, SQL

You've got a few options, none of which are all that easy to setup. 1. Export the data, then encrypt the file, then transfer the file, then decrypt the file, then import the file. 2. Setup IPSec between the two SQL Servers and then transfer the data as normal. 3. Setup a Secure FTP Server at...


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