SQL Server 2017 – DMF – sys.dm_db_log_info

The release of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 brought a lot of very interesting new features. One of them is the addition of DMF sys.dm_db_log_info. It allows having a look at the structure of the transaction log without using the undocumented DBCC LOGINFO command.  DMF – sys.dm_db_log_info It returns VLF information of the transaction log file […]

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Top Function – Performance Gain

Recently, I presented at Singapore SQL Pass Chapter on the topic T-SQL Fun, and the most of the attendees were a developer. During the session, I discussed TOP function, and I throw a question to the audience – “Not using Top function especially when you can use it – Can it cause performance problem or […]

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Log File Space Issue Monitoring Using SQL Server DMV

As a continuation of “Database Monitoring using DMV” series, this blog will cover how quickly you can address the log file space related issue. Below are the previous blogs which you may find useful in your everyday job. Disk Space Monitoring Using SQL Server DMV SQL Database File Wise Disk Space Monitoring To address the […]

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SQL Server 2017 sys.dm_os_enumerate_fixed_drives

In SQL Server 2017,  you can use the new DMV sys.dm_os_enumerate_fixed_drives to identify free disk space. The DMV is replacement of xp_fixeddrives. Old way

New Way

I wish Microsoft could have included the capacity of the drive. Not including the drive capacity requires the DBA to perform additional computations to extract the information. […]

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Setting Up a Subscription

In the last two blogs, we went through Configure Distribution Database and Publication Creation. If you haven’t read them, I will request you to go through before you start exploring this blog. If you don’t have the Subscription database, You must create your subscription database. Once you created the database, you’re ready to create your […]

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Setting Up a Publication for Transaction Replication

In the previous blog, we discussed how to Configure Distribution Database. Once you setup your Distribution database successfully, you can create a publication. Here, we will learn how to create a publication for Transaction Replication and how many jobs get created after the publication setup. Create Publication I’ll walk you through step by step process […]

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Configure Distribution Database

In this blog, we are going to learn about the Distribution database, how to configure the Distribution database, and how many jobs get created during the configuration of the Distribution database. Distribution Database Distribution Database is a system database. It contains many objects that keep replication metadata and replicated data information. Each Publisher is linked […]

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SQL Database File Wise Disk Space Monitoring

As a DBA, you get alerts many times regarding the database file space issue. To address the issue, you may be following the steps. Which is the particular database file in the database which is having less space? How much disk space available on the physical disk where the file resides? The below script will […]

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Read Statistics Histogram using DMV

DMV: sys.dm_db_stats_histogram (object_id, stats_id)  For a long time, the DBCC SHOW_STATISTICS command was the only way to get information about statistics. It displays current query optimization statistics for a table or indexed view. It was always a painful task, if you wanted to capture output of the DBCC SHOW_STATISTICS for all tables in one go. […]

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