DBA ramblings, tips and scripts to make the work of a DBA smarter and better.
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There are occasions when database users will reach out to me get elevated database permissions to run DMVs. Members of sysadmin roles can view the results of Dynamic Management Objects but sometimes it There are occasions when database users will reach out to me get elevated database permissions to run DMVs. Members of sysadmin roles […]
As a DBA we are asked every so often to check the sql server version on a server. When you look at the version # in ssms it looks like this: Looking at the above SQL Server 13.0.52012.2 does not really tell me right away what is the version # of the sql server running. […]
I recently received a request to install SQL Server 2017 integration services only on a server.After I mounted the iso media on the server, I started with the SQL Server installation. Choose the option to install a new SQL Server instance as indicated above. Click Next to continue… Accept the Licensing Terms…and click next Next, […]
So what is a Schema?A SQL Server database contains multiple objects: tables, views, stored procedures, functions, indexes, triggers. SQL Server Schemas are a logical collection of database objects. A user that owns a schema in the database are known as Schema owners. There is no restrictions on the number of objects can be in a […]
As a DBA we need to be notified when a SQL Server is restarted so that we can take a proactive reaction to identify the cause of the restart which could be an indication of underlining issues with the Server OS or the SQL Server Engine. I have used this several years now and it […]
A few occasions I came across a request to find the hard drive brand, size and serial number installed on a Windows OS machine. To get the basic hard drive info and to determine some basic info about the hard drive installed on your machine, follow these steps: Click on the Search icon on your […]