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SQL Sever 2017 – Resumable Online Index Rebuild Parameters

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In my previous blog post, we have learned about the importance and use of Resumable Online Index Rebuild Operation. In today post we will learn about the various parameters those we can use or we should consider while using this feature. First let me show you the syntax for Alter Index Rebuild operation […]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Database Administration, Database Maintenance, Indexes & Statistics|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Sever 2017 – Resumable Online Index Rebuild Parameters

SQL Sever 2017 – Resumable Online Index Rebuild

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As a Database Administrator for big size databases, we generally face the issue of small maintenance window for performing index maintenance operations. We keep trying to our business management for allowing us more maintenance window time but sometimes Business/management does not allow us for a longer maintenance window. Finally somehow, we do the […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Categories: Database Administration, Database Maintenance, Indexes & Statistics|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Sever 2017 – Resumable Online Index Rebuild

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 […]

By |September 18th, 2016|Categories: Database Administration, Database Maintenance, Performance, SQL Server|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Sever 2016 – DBCC CHECKDB WITH MAXDOP

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 […]

By |May 21st, 2016|Categories: Concurrency & Transaction, Database Engine, Database Maintenance, Indexes & Statistics, Performance, Waits, Locks and Latches|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Server 2016 CTP – Alter Column Online Operation

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 […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Categories: Auditing, Database Administration, Database Development, Database Engine, Database Maintenance|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Server 2016 – Temporal Tables Part 2

SQL Server 2016 – Trace Flag 1117 Changes

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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 – Trace Flag 1118 Changes

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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 […]

By |May 5th, 2016|Categories: Database Administration, Database Engine, Database Maintenance, SQL Server Internals & Architecture|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Server 2016 – Trace Flag 1118 Changes

SQL Server 2016 – truncation of specific partition

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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 […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Database Administration, Database Development, Database Maintenance, Partitioning|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on SQL Server 2016 – truncation of specific partition

SQL Server 2016 – Database Scoped Configurations

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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 […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Categories: Database Administration, Database Engine, Database Maintenance, Performance Tuning|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Server 2016 – Database Scoped Configurations

SQL Server 2016 – Model database default settings

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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 […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Categories: Database Administration, Database Maintenance, Setup & Configuration|Tags: , |Comments Off on SQL Server 2016 – Model database default settings
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