sql server

Power BI General Availability

In the last months I’ve been keeping an eye on the Power BI Preview, the new version of the Power BI cloud solution that was completely revamped compared to the first Power BI v1. This last Friday, July 24th, Power BI was finally released to the public and it is now available globally. The best part?…

Reading System Logs: SQL Server – Part 2

Greetings! Last time I talked about reading System Logs on the SQL Server box, explaining why it is really important that DBA(s) should scan through the logs once a day on a critical production system. As I mentioned in my previous blog post , sometimes there are messages logged in as information, and at times it can…

Real Life DBA: Finding Errors in SQL Server

I tend to spend time on a few different forums at times, mostly the StackExchange network, and find folks asking questions about various errors seen in the error log of an SQL Server instance. Most DBAs are aware that errors that SQL Server provides can be vague at times, so it takes a bit of…

Pillars of PowerShell: SQL Server – Part 1

Introduction This is the sixth and final post in the series on the Pillars of PowerShell, at least part one of the final post. The previous posts in the series are: Interacting Commanding Debugging Profiling Windows OS PowerShell + SQL Server is just cool! You will see folks talk about the ability to perform a task…

Reading System Logs on SQL Server

Recently, while I was working on a backup failure issue, I found that it was failing for a particular database. When I ran the backup manually to a different folder it would complete successfully, but not on the folder that it was directed to when the backup jobs were originally configured .  This makes me suspicious about…

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