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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 […]

Find Transactional Replication Details

November 21, 2014

This will be a quick post about a script to find replication metadata in detail.  You need to run this in your distributor (where distribution database resides) server and filter in various ways depending on your needs.  Also, modify the order based on what you are looking for. Run where distribution database resides

Monitoring Transaction Replication Latency in Real Time

November 21, 2014

This post will give a practical solution with complete code to monitor SQL server transactional replication latency in real-time.  My solution assumes you are using a common distribution agent.  With the minor change, you can also implement this for independent distribution agents. This solution is an implementation of Kendra Little’s blog post. The concept is […]

WMI issue with SQL Server 2014

November 21, 2014

Issue: I installed sql2014 enterprise edition with cu3 in the following machine.  Just as a disclaimer I have been running a SQL 2012 edition on the same host without any issue with WMI counters. I could not see any WMI counters for sql2014.  I tried perfmon.exe and also querying: Then I snipped through SQL server […]

Deadlock Detection and Reporting part-II

November 21, 2014

This is a continuation of the series about deadlock. The first part was how you detect deadlock in SQL Server and collect that information.  This part will be about reporting from the collected information. On the 2nd step of the job the code below will parse the XML and send .xdl file along with information in tabular format. […]


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