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12
Nov

SQL Agent jobs that run a PowerShell script need to run with a proxy account, so I can adhere to Windows permissions constraints.  However, the SQL Agent job returned the following error message Message Unable to start execution of step 1 (reason: Error authenticating proxy DOMAIN\account_name, system error: The user name or password is incorrect.).  […]

04
Mar

NO ROWS Function ‘rs_get_textptr’ for ‘sometable’ returned no rows,  table example:- create table test_tab( cola int not null, colb_txt text null) This occurs with columns containing text columns.  The problem is you forgot sp_setrepcol.  The default for text/image is always replicate and so not null is assumed.  So you need to run sp_setrepcol to set […]

13
Sep

Reasons not to grant db_owner DBO can do some nasty stuff:-  CHANGE RECOVERY MODEL  BACKUP DATABASE  ALTER ANY SYMMETRIC KEY TURN ON/OFF AUTOSHRINK  ADD FILE AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS SET RECURSIVE_TRIGGERS DROP DATABASE SET OFFLINE   If you must create database objects, view showplans/dynamic tables or more but do not want to give away ‘the keys to the […]

20
Sep

I was asked recently to setup Heterogeneous SAP replication from SAP ASE to SQL Server and then the task was extended to also replicate to an Azure Database. This can be complicated to setup and get working so I documented the procedure and updated our PDF downloadable instructions available from, http://www.dbxperts.co.uk/downloads/ A common issue with the […]

29
Dec

Detailed notes on reviewing existing  DBCCDB for use with ‘check storage’ DBCCDB review First, find out what ASE recommends you set the minimum values to using > sp_plan_dbccdb <dbname> Then, we work through these values and we pay attention to the settings below. check size of dbccdb check size of dbccdb_cache check scan ws value […]

20
May

If you want to backup your SQL Server databases you normally use the Maintenance Plan Wizard to generate an automated job to do just that. But what if you want to backup across multiple files to improve the backup performance ( on multi CPU servers) AND still included an automatically generated date/time stamp within the […]

20
Apr

Audience: Managers/Non-database technical staff/RDBMS (database server) Beginners. Sometimes an application can misbehave.  It is normal for processes inside an RDBMS system to occasionally get blocked by another process which is currently updating data, and this normally goes unnoticed as it is usually short-lived and clears once the update activity finishes and the locks are released.  However, sometimes […]


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