Note: Please read the complete post before taking any actions. This blog post would discuss SHRINKFILE and TRUNCATE Log File. The script mentioned in the email received from reader contains the following questionable code: “Hi Pinal, If you could remember, I and my manager met you at TechEd in Bangalore.…Read More
Background Story: One of my friends recently called up and asked me if I had spare time to look at his database and give him a performance tuning advice. Because I had some free time to help him out, I said yes. I asked him to send me the details…Read More
SQL SERVER – Retrieve and Explore Database Backup without Restoring Database – Idera virtual database
I recently downloaded Idera’s SQL virtual database, and tested it. There are a few things about this tool which caught my attention. Let us learn about Retrieve and Explore Database Backup without Restoring Database.
Snapshot database is one of the most interesting concepts that I have used at some places recently. Here is a quick definition of the subject from Book On Line: A Database Snapshot is a read-only, static view of a database (the source database). Multiple snapshots can exist on a source…Read More
The performance of SQL Server is primarily decided by the disk I/O efficiency. Improving I/O definitely improves the performance. SQL Server 2008 introduced Data and Backup compression features to improve the disk I/O. Here, I will explain Data compression. Data compression implies the reduction in the disk space reserved by…Read More
Note: SQL Server Technical Article – The Data Loading Performance Guide by Microsoft The white paper describes load strategies for achieving high-speed data modifications of a Microsoft SQL Server database. “Bulk Load Methods” and “Other Minimally Logged and Metadata Operations” provide an overview of two key and interrelated concepts for…Read More