Category Archives for "SQL Maintenance"

Aug 29

Backup and Restore Databases with CHECKSUM and VERIFYONLY

By Lori Brown | Backup and Restore , SQL Administration , SQL Maintenance , SQL Server

I found out that I have been missing something from our regular database backups that I had no idea that I should have been using all along.  I know about verifying your backup file and have incorporated into our standard maintenance routines one that will periodically test backups by restoring using VERIFYONLY.  However, I totally […]

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Aug 16

Find the Last Time Databases or Logs were Restored

By Lori Brown | Backup and Restore , Helpful Scripts , Log Shipping , SQL Administration , SQL Maintenance , SQL Server

I have a client that uses a lot of disconnected log shipping on a few servers.  They do this because they want to have a copy of their database that is actually hosted by software vendors for reporting purposes.  So, disconnected log shipping it is!  We pull down files that have been FTP’d to the […]

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Aug 16

Find the Last Time Databases or Logs were Restored

By Lori Brown | Backup and Restore , Helpful Scripts , Log Shipping , SQL Administration , SQL Maintenance , SQL Server

I have a client that uses a lot of disconnected log shipping on a few servers.  They do this because they want to have a copy of their database that is actually hosted by software vendors for reporting purposes.  So, disconnected log shipping it is!  We pull down files that have been FTP’d to the […]

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May 10

Index REORGANIZE Generates Out of Space Messages

By Lori Brown | Indexes , SQL Administration , SQL Maintenance , SQL Server

I was doing some performance analysis at a client where we captured a traditional SQL trace.  Our client has SQL 2016 Enterprise that is fully patched up and uses Ola Hallengren’s IndexOptimize (https://ola.hallengren.com/) stored proc to do nightly index maintenance.  While the index maintenance ran, we caught over a hundred thousand Error 1105, Severity 17, […]

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May 10

Index REORGANIZE Generates Out of Space Messages

By Lori Brown | Indexes , SQL Administration , SQL Maintenance , SQL Server

I was doing some performance analysis at a client where we captured a traditional SQL trace.  Our client has SQL 2016 Enterprise that is fully patched up and uses Ola Hallengren’s IndexOptimize (https://ola.hallengren.com/) stored proc to do nightly index maintenance.  While the index maintenance ran, we caught over a hundred thousand Error 1105, Severity 17, […]

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