Author: Hemantgiri Goswami

SQL Server Risk Assessment – The PMP Way

Recently I had a chance to speak with my friend and colleague, Ashish Sharma. We were discussing Project Management topics (he recently passed PMP and ACP). Our discussion ended on a very interesting topic – RISK Assessment. Definition: According to…

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MSDB – Cleanup is necessary

Recently I have been asked to work on the task which is to reduce the size of a MSDB database. The MSDB has grown to 20 Gigs. Well, you would say, what is the big deal with that? 20 Gigs…

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Not so good news for MCM Aspirants

A few days back, late Friday (30th August 2013) MS has made an announcement – that they are cancelling the MCM Certification, not so good news for MCM aspirants. This announcement has upset many in the SQL Community including myself….

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How to Secure Microsoft SQL Server

Security! This is a top-of-mind word for every concerned person when it comes to storing,  accessing, and sharing data, databases, or database servers. When applications are running in a restricted area, they are less likely to be exploited. However, with the increasing popularity of the…

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How to Collect Cluster Information Using TSQL

Sometime back, I was involved in a project that consisted in collecting information for the servers we are supporting – creating an inventory of servers. Logging into each server and collecting information is a bit tedious when you have hundreds…

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Troubleshooting Oracle Link Server Issue

If you remember, I posted some tips about troubleshooting Link Server issue for Oracle earlier. Today I will be posting one more tip to the list aka extending Troubleshooting Oracle Link Server.

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How to Move Master Database to a New Location in SQL Cluster

Recently, we had a situation where a customer asked us to move Master Database from Local Drive to SAN drive. I have outlined the steps for the task.

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Register for SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch

As we all are aware SQL Server 2012 virtual launch has arrived. Earlier I discussed what’s new in SQL Server 2012 setup, MS has released the SQL Server 2012 training kit and made it available for us to download.

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Moving MSDB to a New Location

In recent past we had a situation where in, we were required to move MSDB, Model and Master databases to a new location, the reason being a faulty drive. While moving the system databases to the new location we needed to be extra cautious. Let’s see the process step-by-step.

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Download free eBook for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has released one more free eBook, this time it is on SQL Server 2012. This is the second draft of this book. SQL Server MVP Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner has covered Administration and BI part, there are 10 chapters in total divided in two parts, they are:

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