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SQL SERVER – Difference Between Union vs. Union All – Optimal Performance Comparison

August 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Difference Between Union vs. Union All
Great Post by Pinal Dave ..
Enjoy 🙂

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Book Review – DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA

July 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there,Review_book

check out Garland MacNeill’s review of Thomas LaRock’s

new book called “DBA Survivor” … which targets all aspects of

DBA’s duties …and  Thomas own journey as a DBA ….

should be on your MUST READ list for the year …as its on mine !!!!!!! 🙂

Thomas LaRock’s link

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corrupt allocation pages

July 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi There ,

                its heck of a pain to restore ,recover or do page level restore allocation pages and you have no other option other then doing a clean restore of your database ..

              some people can do a HEX editing on the file ,but that’s not recommenced

             for more info Check out DAVIS site .. and his 30 day series on Disaster and recovery 

          Enjoy 🙂


Installing SQL Server 2014 CTP1 – Step by Step

June 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Getting Started 2014 CTP1 ..


Great news !!! SQL Server 2014 CTP1 is out and the wait is over. Drop everything(Except the databases !) and download your fresh copy from here.


Here is the official announcement with some high level details.

In this post we will do a quick step by step walk through of the whole install process and see if there are any changes from the prior installs.

* Note  – The below point from the download page should be noted

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CTP1 is pre-release software and should be installed only on a clean machine. It does not support upgrade from or side-by-side installations with any previous version of SQL Server, including SQL Server 2012.

Below is the step by step install process –

[Please click on the images for a better resolution]

Step 1 –  

We will run the setup.exe to get the regular install screen.



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Amazing SQL server tools every DBA must have!!! – Part 2

June 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Amazing SQL server tools every DBA must have!!!

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SQL SERVER – List All Objects Created on All Filegroups in Database

June 19, 2013 Leave a comment

List All Objects Created on All Filegroups in Database

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How to move table to particular file in database

June 19, 2013 Leave a comment

moving Tables from one filegroup to another filegroup ENJOY 🙂

Sql And Me

Well, it can’t be done. You cannot move a table to a particular file in database.


What you can do is move the table to a particular file group. A FILEGROUP contains one or more data files. If the FILEGROUP contains more than one data file, SQL Server uses a proportional fill algorithm to make use of all data files in the FILEGROUP. On the other hand, if the FILEGROUP contains a single data file, then you can say that you have moved the table to a particular file without any doubts.

To move a table to a particular file file group, you need to re-create the clustered index on the table. Recreating an index effectively moves the table to the new FILEGROUP. The example below demonstrates the same.


Let’s create a test database to work with:

USE   [master]




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Windows Azure pay per minute – Time is money !

June 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Windows Azure pay per minute – Time is money !


One of the most exciting news which got announced yesterday was related to Windows Azure. When Scott Guthrie mentioned that billing model for Windows Azure is going to be per minute basis from now on, then there was a great cheer from the crowd.

Time is money

This is indeed a game changing announcement. I definitely foresee great amount of Windows Azure usage in the future, and this announcement is a great deal for the cloud adopters.

Earlier if I had used my cloud service for 20 minutes,and then turned that off I was charged still for the full hour. Lot many cloud providers still operate with this policy.

Going forward I will be charged for what I useI will be charged for just 20 minutes, no questions asked.

Another super news which was really exciting for me was related to no charge for stopped VMs.

Think about a situation –

Your Dev/Test folks works from…

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When statistics was updated?

June 12, 2013 Leave a comment

script to find the LAST update stats by KARTHICK ..


Statistics are used by the SQL Server optimizer to choose the efficient plan.  When we don’t have up to date statistics
it may end with SQL server optimizer choosing inefficient query plan. We can use below query to identify when SQL Server
statistics were last updated.

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Change data capture (CDC) in SQL Server 2008

June 10, 2013 1 comment

cool post by Mustafa on CDC .. Enjoy 🙂

DB CloudTech

Change data capture or (CDC) is very helpful feature in SQL Server 2008
Change Data Capture records INSERTs, UPDATEs, and DELETEs applied to SQL Server tables, and makes a record available of what changed, where, and when, in simple relational ‘change table” The SQL Server DBA can then easily monitor the activity for the logged table using these new audit tables .(Really i love this feature very nice microsoft)
Enabling Change Data Capture
CDC Enabling have two steps one on Database level and one on Tables level before Enabling CDC you must be Check CDC is enabled in any Database so Run the Query to check whether it is enabled for any database.

USE master
SELECT [name], database_id, is_cdc_enabled
FROM sys.databases

After you run this script you will see your all database name and id and you will know  from this column  (IS_CDC_ENABLED) if CDC  feature is enabled…

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