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Manage SQL Agent Job History

October 2, 2015

Recently in one of our server row count in MSDB.DBO.SysJobHistory table exceeded 100 Million and looking at job history was slow via SSMS. It was impossible via the GUI. Because we had about 50 jobs that were running frequently (called from a listener mostly once in every 2 to 3 minutes). I was curious if […]

List All Objects In FileGroup with Size

May 7, 2015

Recently at my work due to low free space on a LUN I was forced to rebuild few indexes on a different filegroup (which resides on a different LUN). I wanted to list all user objects belong to a single filegroup including size. I did not find a query online with everything I needed. So […]

Fix High or Low VLF Count

February 26, 2015

We started collecting a count of all VLF across the enterprise and yes there were few with high counts. I know there are no SET guidelines on how many is too low or too high. After chatting with MVP Allen Kinsel (Blog|Twitter) and Kevin Conan (Twitter) I decided to fix using this threshold. You will […]

Which Node SQL Cluster was Running

February 20, 2015

While troubleshooting unplanned SQL cluster failover few questions are asked commonly. When did the last failover occur? How frequently you failover (planned and unplanned)? Did this happen recently? All these questions can be answered by this query.  Your output will depend on how frequently you recycle error log and retention of the error log. You […]

Optimize SQL Backup

January 13, 2015

Database backup is one of the regular tasks DBA’s perform but few explore all the options that are built in the product. Instead of exploring and using built in switches I noticed DBA’s try writing custom scripts or buying third party tools. I explored some of the options and was able to do a full […]

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