SQL SERVER – Fix Connection Error – [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen(Connect())

As a part of my quick consultancy, I was contacted by a client who was having trouble where the application was not able to connect to SQL Server. We all joined the call and desktop sharing to learn more about the issue. We looked into the application and found that the SQL connection from the client application were constantly failing with the following connection error:

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen(Connect())

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SQL SERVER – Unable to Bring Resource Online – Error – Could Not Find Any IP Address that this SQL Server Instance Depends Upon

When it rains, it pours. In the last few days last few contacts from my customers were for cluster related issues. Once again, the SQL Server resource was not coming online in failover cluster manager. I asked them to check if ERRORLOG is being generated and if yes, share the content. SQL SERVER – Where is ERRORLOG? Various Ways to Find ERRORLOG Location. Let us learn how to fix Unable to Bring Resource Online.

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SQL SERVER – Performance Choice – Coding or Automation

We talk a lot about optimizing SQL with building the most efficient queries and application architectures. It’s what we enjoy doing and what we’re paid to do. We love to twiddle bits and tweak code, and can spend day after day doing this. But are we looking at the big picture? Is what we are working on the highest priority for the business or organization we work for? Are we extending our value beyond just implementing and optimizing SQL databases and applications? Can we deliver value that has a return on investment (ROI) to organizations? That ROI can be in terms of making people more productive, saving infrastructure costs, and even making trade-offs for when we should code and when we should automate. This even applies to when to use consultants like me. Can an hour of consultation with me save days or weeks of research and trial-and-error in addressing a major performance roadblock?

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SQL SERVER – Fixing Annoying Network Binding Order Error – Notes from the Field #112

[Note from Pinal]: In this episode of the Notes from the Field series database expert Ryan Adams explains a very critical error user receive when binding network error. Ryan is one guy who spends more time with real world issues with SQL Server than anything else. He has mastered the art of resolving complex errors and document them so easily that one can’t find anywhere else. In this blog post Ryan addresses a very interesting error related to binding network error. Read the experience of Ryan in her own words.

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