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  • Getting Excited about my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con

      I was working on the demo’s for my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con at this years IT / Dev Connections in San Francisco and I have to admit I got a little giddy.  The session is geared towards helping a DBA get started in monitoring their SQL Server Instances, especially when they don’t have the ability to buy a 3rd party ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on July 2, 2017
  • Stats on Stats

    I have been working on new features for the Rules-Driven Maintenance Solution, including per-index maintenance preferences and more selective processing for statistics. SQL Server stats is a topic I knew about at a high level, but lately I have had to take a deeper dive into the DMVs and system views and wrap my head around things like ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on September 18, 2013
  • SQL Server Backup Simulator

    The SQL Server support team just announced the release of a backup simulator. Many 3rd party utilities that do backup like IBM Tivoli, Symantec BackupExec, Quest Litespeed, Redgate SQL Backup etc. use the sqlvdi.dll to communicate to SQL Server and this allows you to simulate that activity. So if you want to test how your system reacts or more ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on October 28, 2010
  • So the Real story Is….

    As many of you heard ( see Kevin’s post  http://sqlblog.com/blogs/kevin_kline/archive/2009/05/06/microsoft-marketing-throws-sql-server-under-the-bus.aspx ) MS marketing released a comment last week that indicated SQL Server couldn’t handle the load for the Win 7 downloads. But it appears that reality sets in and we get a much different story ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on May 9, 2009
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