Adventures in @BlobEater, sp_WhoIsActive and DBCC CHECKDB

The latest version of sp_WhoIsActive (and apparently last for SQL Server 2005/2008, according to Adam Machanic), was released a week ago. Yesterday, out of curiosity piqued by my recent three-week SQLskills training, I decided to run sp_WhoIsActive while doing a DBCC CHECKDB on a moderately large database (mainly because it takes longer, so it's easier … Continue reading Adventures in @BlobEater, sp_WhoIsActive and DBCC CHECKDB

Remove duplicate indexes in SQL Server 2000

With permission from Kimberly Tripp, the creator of the fantastic duplicate index finder for SQL Server 2005 and 2008, I have ported this duplicate index finder to SQL Server 2000. I am fortunate in many respects, in that SQL Server 2000 does not support included columns, nor disabled indexes, so the scripts themselves were straightforward. … Continue reading Remove duplicate indexes in SQL Server 2000

My first week of three with SQLskills Immersion Events

There are words that can accurately describe how I'm feeling right now. These would include exhausted, drained, tired, sleepy, somnolent, and soporific. Then there are other words that can describe my state of mind, which would also be accurate: inspired, grateful, excited, awed, amazed, and invigorated. The latter have resulted in the former, and while … Continue reading My first week of three with SQLskills Immersion Events