Tag: Microsoft SQL Server

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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High Availability Features to Watch Out for in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

I’ve been playing with SQL Server 2012, codenamed “Denali,” since the CTP days and am very happy with some of the features that they have introduced to address high availability and disaster recovery requirements. For me, these are more than enough reasons to consider upgrading to SQL Server 2012.

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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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Why Would I Upgrade to SQL Server 2012?

The process of upgrading SQL Server is usually time consuming, costs money and requires availability of human resources. If you don’t see the immediate need…Why bother?! Before deciding on upgrading, you should be aware of the new features and make sure you will really benefit by the upgrade. From our experience at Pythian with dozens of clients and hundreds of environments, what could be worth upgrading to SQL Server 2012?
Here are some of the top features related to the database engine (Part I):

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Log Buffer #261, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

With new blog posts covering newest technologies, discovered bugs and anomalies, this Log Buffer Edition is presented for you. In this Log Buffer #261, you would savor posts from Oracle, SQLServer and MySQL arena. Enjoy

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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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Log Buffer #260, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Nothing pleases the technology bloggers more than the moment when somebody thank them for a helpful blog entry. That is one of the many awesome advantages of the technology blogs. In database arena, the developers, DBAs and evangelists are sharing…

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Embedding Perl in SQLite

The extension system is good for anything written in C. So, in theory, I could — probably shouldn’t — but I could write a thin wrapper for a Perl interpreter. At that point, I had no choice. The idea was so preposterous, I had to try it.

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Log Buffer #259, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

With the weather taking extremes turns, technology is providing the much-needed warmth through the blogs. This Log Buffer Edition is sizzling with few of the hand-picked blog posts in Log Buffer #259.

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SQL 2008 Patch Setup Fails if Patch Source is on a Shared Disk

I recently worked on a case where Service Pack 2 for SQL 2008 clustered instance failed with this error (Summary.txt). The resolution (or workaround I would say) is simple, use a local disk to launch SP2 setup, here’s a step by step how to.

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