Tag: Microsoft SQL Server

In-Place Upgrade failure from SQL Server 2008 SP1 to SQL Server 2008 R2

Recently I was trying to upgrade SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2. The upgrade failed with error message below.   TITLE: Message Details —————————— The Instance ID ‘MSSQLSERVER’ is already in use by SQL Server instance ‘MSSQLSERVER.INACTIVE’. To…

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Log Buffer #339, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Tablogs are the blogs written, read, and managed on tablets. They are not only growing in numbers, but the volume of content is also immense. So much ease and so much power through touches ensure that you only spend time…

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Troubleshooting Transactional Replication Latency Using Agent Statistics

In this blog post, we will look at how you can leverage the Agent statistics to troubleshoot the replication latency issues. Before understanding how to decode the agent statistics, let’s take a look at the some of the basic things…

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Log Buffer #338, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is just days away, and Pythian is once again everywhere at OOW. Pythian’s famous Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup — one of your top favorite events of OpenWorld, is once again here at OOW.

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Log Buffer #337, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The journey is old, but the milestones are new. It’s the same old quest for excellence. Innovative questions are being asked and answered in the blogs across the Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL branches of technologies. This Log Buffer Edition…

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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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Log Buffer #336, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

With organizations gearing up to the new round of technologies as the database vendors announce newer versions and features, the bloggers are busy covering all of those details with practical advice. This Log Buffer Edition brings you that advice.

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The death of the MCM Program

In case you’re unaware, Microsoft sent a late night email on Friday August 30th announcing it would kill off the MCM, MCSM and MCA certifications as of October 1, 2013. These are top level certifications, requiring candidates to do more…

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Log Buffer #335, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This week’s Log Buffer Edition casts light on selected blog posts from different database logs across the globe slicing and dicing different ideas. Enjoy!

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Log Buffer #334, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition starts with an awesome post by Dana Pylayeva from Rakuten LinkShare, a long term Pythian client, about her deep and insightful reflections about security. And as usual, it also brings together all the sparkling gems of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Enjoy!

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