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  • Blog Post: Note to all Readers

    Seems like there was an issue with the comments for this blog - I wasn’t getting notified and hence never got to respond. My apologies to all those that commented and never got a reply. If you do have a comment, please do not hesitate to e-mail me by selecting "e-mail Blog Author" Thanks...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Performance Analysis Part II

    PART II: "How To" get down to whatever is bringing SQL to its knees... SQL Server Error Log : If SQL Server has an issue, this is most likely where you will find an indication to what is going wrong. This log provides us with lots of information: 1. The first line tells us what...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Performance Analysis Part III

    PART III: "How To" get down to whatever is bringing SQL to its knees... Now let’s get down to pinpointing the troublemaker: In most cases, when SQL’s performance is degraded, we never know what exactly is causing the issue. In most cases, we also don’t know how to express SQL Server's performance...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server: SQL Server and Windows “End of Support” Dates

    http://blogs.msdn.com/psssql/archive/2010/01/08/important-sql-server-and-windows-end-of-support-dates-you-should-know-about.aspx taken from the blog above, this information is important for all to know: Important SQL Server and Windows “End of Support” Dates you should know about…. There are...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Performance Analysis

    PART I: "How To" get down to whatever is bringing SQL to its knees... Having worked with SQL Server for a few years now, I know that one of the most problematic issues is performance . There are many ways however of analyzing SQL Server performance and pinpointing the bottleneck that is causing...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Performance Analysis Part V

    PART V: "How To" get down to whatever is bringing SQL to its knees... At this point, following the previous Performance Analysis posts, we have arrived to the following conclusions: 1. We know what server / SQL Server build we are dealing with 2. We have checked for all errors SQL Server could...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Performance Analysis Part IV

    PART IV: "How To" get down to whatever is bringing SQL to its knees... At this point, one should know already whether or not they have memory pressure / cpu bottleneck / disk issues (previous blog posts). With that information, we now filter down and look for the cause. What is truly causing...