Reading All Available SQL Error logs

November 15, 2017

There are many blog posts available online about reading SQL Server Error Log or SQL Server Agent Error Log. What I needed was to search for a string (or string within a string) in all available error logs. Save the results in a table. That way I can find the frequency and pattern of the […]

TSQL2sday #94 Get-DbaRegisteredServerName | Power of dbatools

September 12, 2017

I thank Rob Sewell (b|t) for hosting TSQL Tuesday #94. Topic for this month Let’s get all Posh – What are you going to automate today?. If you are a database professional most likely you heard of dbatools by this time. Dbatools is a free PowerShell module with over 200 SQL server administration, best practice […]

TSQL Tuesday #93 -Do Not Drive During Interview

August 8, 2017

I thank Kendra Little (b|t) for hosting TSQL Tuesday #93. Topic for this month Interviewing Patterns & Anti-Patterns. What advice do you have for people preparing for or going through an interview?. After initial phone screening I went for in person interview. I was scheduled to meet 5 interviewer. Last person in the list was […]

Extended Event duration Millisecond or Microsecond?

July 23, 2017

There was a question in dba.stackexchange.com titled “module_end extended events duration in microseconds?” that I answered and it was Microsecond in that instance. Later on, I questioned myself if the duration is always in Microseconds for extended events. I found it is a mix of Millisecond, Microsecond and some are unknown meaning famous NULL. I […]

NULL Values in Histogram

May 26, 2017

During my cardinality estimator presentation in DBA virtual group, there was a question asked about NULL values and histograms. I am quoting the question as is “SQL Server include null values in the index. How are statistics handle null values?” I will answer the question in this blog post. For demo purposes, I will be […]

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