Tag: Microsoft SQL Server

Log Buffer #342, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Naysayer within us keep on erecting new obstacles, especially when it comes to the creativity. Our database bloggers are winning this fight within and producing gems of blogs. This Log Buffer edition celebrates their victory.

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Log Buffer #341, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Extreme performance is the key to excellence. One example of it is the winning of 34th America Cup by Team Oracle USA, another example is the Pythian’s legendary love of  data, and this Log Buffer edition loves the blogs again,…

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Log Buffer #340, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Education is everything. Education can pull you out of poverty, it can propel you into upper echelons. Education can make you see what’s truly important in the life. Education can enable you to appreciate the people. Blogging is all about…

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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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