Monthly Archives: May 2012

SQL Saturday #167 – Columbus GA

The Columbus GA SQL Users Group will be hosting their first ever SQL Saturday on September 8th 2012 at Columbus State University.  We currently have 5 classrooms reserved and have the ability to add a couple more if needed.  Each … Continue reading

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Turn on Instant File Initialization for SQL Server Performance – With Video Demo

Without Instant File Initialization turned on, each time a data file on SQL Server 2005 and above is created or has to grow in size, the file or portion of the file added must be zeroed out.  Depending on the … Continue reading

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Turn on Instant File Initialization for SQL Server Performance

Without Instant File Initialization turned on, each time a data file on SQL Server 2005 and above is created or has to grow in size, the file or portion of the file added must be zeroed out.  Depending on the … Continue reading

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SQL Server – Cannot resolve collation conflict

A friend of mine contacted me through email today having a very common problem with a query he had written.  He received an error, “cannot resolve collation conflict for equal to operator”. Early in my career I had experienced the … Continue reading

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How to restore the tail end of a transaction log

Have you ever tried to restore a backup over an existing database and receive an error stating the tail of the log for the database has not been backed up? Many times if you are just restoring a database into … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday 112 Recap

I had the pleasure of attending SQL Saturday 112 this past weekend.  This was my second time speaking at a SQL Saturday in Birmingham.  I was selected to present two sessions again this year in the first and second time … Continue reading

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It was time for an upgrade

I am not one of these anti PC sorta guys, but I do love my MacBook Pro.  I have owned a PC since 1993 when I got my Packard Bell 386 with Windows 3.1.  Even with my MacBook I have … Continue reading

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