Execution runtime information for developers ;)

Developers should use this statistics to get more information about what they just did and pay attention to high physical or logical read values. SQL Server provides commands that are used to return query statistics like SET STATISTICS IO, TIME. The IO command return information about physical, logical for tables referenced in the query and … Continue reading Execution runtime information for developers 😉

How to install SQL Server SQLPS Powershell module

SQLPS module to Powershell helps to do so many things on SQL Server without SSMS and the main objective is to automate tasks for your environment. This module isn't installed by default, so there are a couple of steps before use it. First, install the module and the simple cmdlet install-module SQLPS won't work. To … Continue reading How to install SQL Server SQLPS Powershell module

How update works in transactional replication?

In a post about how update works I showed what happened when run an update with the same values. SQL Server is smart enough to see that and not changing anything and register minimum log. Another day I saw a comment to avoid updating records when none of the values are changing. Avoid updating records when … Continue reading How update works in transactional replication?

Database migration methods

When thinking about migration the most common issue is downtime. There are some methods that require downtime like backup/restore or less downtime using Log Shipping. You can choose several different methods to migrate your database.  For example, methods that require downtime include: Backup the database, manually copy the backup file to the machine and then … Continue reading Database migration methods

SqlPackage a tool to import/export SQL Server and Azure SQL DB

SqlPackage is a command-line utility that you can use for exporting and importing operations in both on-premises SQL Server databases and in cloud databases. SqlPackage supports the following operations: Extract. Creates a database snapshot DACPAC file from a SQL Server database or from Azure SQL Database. Publish. Updates the schema in a live database to … Continue reading SqlPackage a tool to import/export SQL Server and Azure SQL DB

Moving the msdb, model, and tempdb databases files

All system databases, except the resource database, can be moved to new locations to help balance I/O load. To move the msdb, model, and tempdb databases, perform the following steps: For each file to be moved, execute the ALTER DATABASE … MODIFY FILE statement. Stop the instance of SQL Server. Move the files to the … Continue reading Moving the msdb, model, and tempdb databases files