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Aug
13
comment Why does transaction log continue to grow in Simple recovery mode with nightly backups
Actually, I have observed a similar phenomenon myself at one of my clients' sites databases with SIMPLE recovery model. The logs don't grow (yet, anyway), but the used space in the log files does grow by a tiny bit every night. And it happens when the database backup runs. I have not yet figured out what is causing it nor whether its a problem or not.
Aug
12
comment Is there any way to do a SELECT query without any optimization in SQL Server?
Why do you want the un-optimized speed of a query? What are you trying to figure out? (and Why?)
Jul
8
comment Database instance and database
This distinction ("Database Instance" vs. "Database") only applies to Oracle, AFAIK, and is related to Oracle's implementation model.
Jul
8
revised Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?
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Jul
8
comment Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?
@CraigYoung The performance problem may be simplified in my description, but I don't think that it is an over-simplification. Performance problems from * can only occur if the * appears in the top-level select. As long as the top-level select explicitly lists only the columns desired, * appearing anywhere else cannot cause performance problems. However, I will edit my reply to clarify that it is only a potential performance problem.
Jul
8
comment Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?
@CraigYoung Yes0, the View's Columns issue is the binding problem I mentioned in the footnote.
Jul
3
answered TSQL- Column DataType Length
Jul
3
revised TSQL- Column DataType Length
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Jul
3
suggested suggested edit on TSQL- Column DataType Length
Jul
2
comment Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?
@Damien_The_Unbeliever Agreed, good point.
Jul
1
awarded  sql-server
Jun
30
revised Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?
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Jun
30
revised Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?
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Jun
30
answered Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?
Jun
12
comment Cannot add foreign key constraint while creating table
If you have solved this yourself, do not change the title. Rather, post what you did to solve it as an answer, then ACCEPT your own answer.
May
14
comment SQL agent job, why is the job history showing that a step is still running even though the job has completed
What's the actual query to you are executing that is giving these results?
Apr
23
comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
That worked great, thanks!
Apr
23
accepted Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
Apr
22
comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
@MarkStorey-Smith Not a problem, they are aware in great detail and in writing of my position on this matter. At the moment, the hosting provider is on the hook.
Apr
22
comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
@MarkStorey-Smith Perfectly right. Unfortunately, disputes with the hosting provider are limiting the options. That's about as diplomatic as I can put it.