I was recently approached by my manager to free up a Direct Attached Storage Device (DAS) from a test server so that it could be leveraged in a higher environment.
To my amazement, both the system databases and binary executables were installed on the drives I needed to move. From [...]
The SQL Server Enterprise database comes with many components to solve your business needs.
Database Services – core relational database engine that executes TSQL SQL Server Agent – monitors database engine, fire alerts and schedules/executes jobs Integration Services – stores and executes ETL packages Reporting Services – manages, executes, and delivers reports Analysis [...]
Many organizations still have servers running Windows 2003. The default number of sessions for Terminal Server, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), is two without add more licenses. If an administrators disconnects from the server instead of logs out, there will be open RDP sessions. If you need to login for some DBA task you are [...]
“I feel the need for speed” is a memorable quote by the character Maverick in the 1986 Movie called Top Gun. We all want to have a server that executes as fast as a Mustang, not as slow as Yugo. With today’s servers being built on Virtual Machines (VM), how can you [...]
Business Users like to have data in a spreadsheet format. Since Microsoft Office is installed world-wide, it will be a common request for data in a XLS format. Let’s make believe that we have the business problem to write and read information about the first five presidents to a MS Excel file. The
Error handling and application logging are the most import tasks associated with programming that are over looked by many developers.
After a program is released to the field, how do you know if it is performing as it should? Are there issues with the language execution (1-tier), with the database (2-tier) or with the middle-ware [...]
Today, I want to talk about sending email using SMTP relay host. The topic of a SMTP relay is an mportant one that you will come across in your career. A open mail relay allows a PERL script to send mail messages from a mail box that you can name and does not have [...]
The first type of file that every programmer writes to and reads from is an ASCII text file. A text file is a kind of computer file that is structured as a sequence of lines. Each line is terminated with a special character such as a line feed (LF) in UNIX or a carriage [...]
PERL was originally written by Larry Wall while he was working at NASA’s jet prepulsion laboratories. It’s syntax is a combination of many different languages. While PERL is not a acryonymn, one of Larry’s favorites is ‘Pratical Extraction and Reporting Language’. The first version of PERL was release in December, [...]
Triggers can be used to track Data Manipulation Language (DML) changes that occur in tables. Today, I am going to expand the AUTOS database script to add table auditing. Auditing is a very good practice when multiple people have rights to make changes to important semi-static data. This is not a good [...]
Cloud TagsAFTER ALTER TABLE ALTER TRIGGER CPAN perl modules CREATE DATABASE create function CREATE FUNTION create procedure CREATE TABLE create trigger create view database administrator database developer DATA TYPES DDL DECLARE DELETE DROP DATABASE DROP TRIGGER DROP VIEW execute EXISTS FORMAT free code INSERT ISNULL John F. Miner III perl script REPLACE SELECT sp_help sp_helptext SQL Server SQL Server Management Studio SSMS. string function sys.databases sys.objects sys.schemas TRIGGERS TRUNCATE TABLE TSQL UPDATE USER DEFINED VIEW vb script