How often are you deleting users and you get the warning that this user owns a schema and the schema is going to get dropped also…and are you sure you want to do this? … And no, you’re not really sure about the schema? Continue reading “Drop user who owns a Schema”
Suppose you had a 4 character field (prefx), and you wanted to find all those records where the 2nd and 4th characters were numeric, with the other two being alphabetic. Here’s a neat, simple solution:
select * from TableName where prefx like‘[A-Z][A-Z][A-Z][0-9]’
We recently had to ‘migrate’ a vendor supplied database with a vendor-supplied process. We were warned that the database log file could grow some 10,000% !!!! Not finding that particularly palatable, I upped the transaction log backup to every minute. I needed some scripts that would allow me to monitor the process and verify that I could escape the vendor’s dire prediction. The scripts that follow did just that… Continue reading “Monitoring Log File Growth in SQL Server”
can’t always remember ok, make that i frequently forget things. Can i use SSMS to help me? Yes! Continue reading “Dba’s Memory Assistant”
Ok, so what the heck does that error mean? Continue reading “Error formatting query, probably invalid parameters”
For the 4th time, I’ve tried to open a job step and been prevented with this mysterious error “Creating an instance of the COM component” … The fix is normally simple, just navigate to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\binn directory and
run the following command (from a DOS box):
15 seconds later you should get a window stating it was successful.
Importing data from excel is very easy and you have several options to get you started… Continue reading “Importing data from Excel”
I have posted an article to enable you to compare your servers’ performance in real time. It’s one of my favorites. It won’t run on systems older than 2005. You’ll find it here.
Simple, weird problem, long research, short answer. The other evening, “something strange” happened to one of my clustered (active-active) boxes. When i arrived in the morning, the linked servers from each of the nodes to the other node was failing with the message: “Unable to complete login process due to delay in login response”. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 258)” Linked servers to and from all other Sql boxes were functioning. After much research, at the end of the day i had each node rebooted. Following the reboot process, the linked servers worked again. Done.