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Don’t Miss Out – Learn PowerShell

PowerShell is a command-line interface and scripting language that is useful for automating and optimizing a variety of processes. As time goes on, PowerShell gets more and more useful for database administrators. While there is plenty of depth to PowerShell, I would argue that gaining the knowledge necessary to perform powerful tasks does not require…

When SSMS Thinks It’s Helping, But It’s Not

Sometimes, you can run into problems where you can’t believe what you’re seeing. I recently went through one of those times. How could a seemingly insignificant change to a stored procedure cause me so much frustration? The task was about as simple as could be: commenting out a section of a stored procedure that’s not…

T-SQL Tuesday #158 – Stop Taking Transaction Log Backups

This week’s T-SQL Tuesday comes from Raul Gonzalez who asks about worst practices that aren’t always bad. Feel free to check out the full invitation by clicking the T-SQL Tuesday logo. As I rattled my brain for instances of using “worst practices” in an arguably good way, the story below came to mind. Having database…

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