May 102016
 

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the infrastructure for management data and operations on Windows-based operating systems. WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM), which is an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. The ability to obtain management data from remote computers is what [Read More]

Apr 212016
 
How to find the Isolation level being used by a Database?

Hi Friends, Recently i was preparing a Dashboard sheet for one of our critical Box. The Client was having a long list of  Requirements and one odd requirement was to embbed the Isolation level being used for every Database. This was a unique requirement for me and i never knew how to get this, but [Read More]

Apr 022016
 
Compare Data in Two SQLServer Tables without Any 3rd-Party Tool

For comparing data in tables you don’t need any 3rd party tool, SQL Server ships with the tablediff utility which can be used to compare the data in two tables. You can use it for troubleshooting replication. This utility can be used from the command prompt or in a batch file to perform the following [Read More]

Mar 312016
 
What all changes require a restart of SQL Service?

Question of the day: What all changes require a restart of SQL Service? Let’s say you get a request to change a SQL Server setting and you don’t know whether it requires a restart of SQL Service to take into affect or not, now what will you do? You’ve left with following options: Ask someone [Read More]

Mar 312016
 

SQL Server on top of a VM running in Azure is yet another example of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). This is just like running SQL Server on a VM in your own data center, the only difference here is you don’t have to own all that hardware and maintain it, all the hardware is owned, hosted & [Read More]

Mar 302016
 

FULL Recovery model: This means that all database changes are fully logged and ideally the log records should stay in the log file until the log records are safely stored away\backed up in a Transaction Log backup. As per MSDN:  If a DB is in Full Recovery Model, then No work is lost due to [Read More]

Mar 292016
 

SQLAzure or Azure SQL Database is a database-as-a-service cloud based offering (Microsoft Azure); this offers a fully managed relational Database solution which is highly compatible with current tools to manage SQL Server. This also offers built-in high availability & scalability based on requirements. You don’t have to worry anymore about the infrastructure or the management [Read More]