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SQL Sever 2016 – DBCC CHECKDB WITH MAXDOP

Hello Friends, There are lots of feature and improvements announced by Microsoft in SQL Server 2016, one of them is restricting the number of processors for DBCC CHECKDB. We know that MAXDOP setting is generally taken care by Instance level setting ‘MAX Degree of Parallelism’ under advanced tab of server property. I’ll show you the […]

SQL Server 2016 – Temporal Tables Part 2

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In my previous blog post, we have seen two different ways for the creation of a temporal history table. First was the default, where SQL Server will create the table and assign a default name to that table. While the second was specify the name of that table and SQL Server will create […]

SQL Server 2016 – Database Scoped Configurations

Hi Friends,

As a DBA, we know about various Instance level settings in SQL Server like MAXDOP, Cardinality Estimator related changes and various Trace Flags etc. There may be some scenarios where you want to enable these kind of settings at the database level rather than instance level. For Example, I want to set MAXDOP […]

SQL Server 2016 – truncation of specific partition

Hi Friends,

Till now we have seen various new improvements in SQL Server 2016. In my previous blog posts, I had explained Trace Flag 1117 and 1118 related changes. Today I am going to show you an another improvement in SQL Server 2016 i.e. truncation of specific partition or the number of partitions.

Before SQL Server […]

SQL Server 2016 – Trace Flag 1118 Changes

Hi Friends,

My today’s blog post is focused on trace flag 1118 changes in SQL Server 2016. Every DBA knows, this trace flag is generally used to allocate dedicated or uniform extent rather than mixed extents for databases to minimize the contention of mixed extent allocation. You can read the same in one of my […]

SQL Server 2016 – Trace Flag 1117 Changes

Hi Friends,

My today’s blog post is focused on trace flag 1117 changes in SQL Server 2016. We all know that there are multiple trace flags in SQL Server. These trace flags are generally used to change the default behavior of SQL Server. One of these trace flag is 1117. This trace flag is generally […]

SQL Server 2016 – Model database default settings

Hi Friends,

Many improvements and new features are there in the SQL Server 2016. One of that change is about the model database default settings in SQL Server 2016. We know that the model database plays an important role just like a template while we are creating a new database over that instance. By default […]

SQL Server 2016 CTP – Alter Column Online Operation

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Various new features and improvements are coming with SQL Server 2016. Various performance improvements are also added to the CTP versions. Today, I’ll show you one of them i.e. Alter Table … Alter Column online operation.

Blocking is one of the major problems when you work on performance tuning for SQL Server. We knows […]

Space Monitoring – A Tale of Seven Wonders – Wonder 5

Hello Geeks,

Welcome to the new series of seven wonders of SQL Server. These are not the wonders which make you say Aww. These are the ones which make you really wonder why. I will be covering the seven of such jaw dropping situations where you wonder what is happening and few bizarre reasons why […]

Max Server Memory – A Tale of Seven Wonders – Wonder 4

Hello Geeks,

Welcome to the new series of seven wonders of SQL Server. These are not the wonders which make you say Aww. These are the ones which make you really wonder why. I will be covering the seven of such jaw dropping situations where you wonder what is happening and few bizarre reasons why […]

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