Understanding Trace Flags in SQL Server & Its Implementation

Trace Flags in SQL Server are used for either setting up a server characteristic or for switching off a server behavior. They help generate information about internal activities of the server, which primarily helps the developers of SQL server to troubleshoot their codes. Continue reading “Understanding Trace Flags in SQL Server & Its Implementation”

How to Recover Database From Emergency Mode in SQL Server

There are many scenarios SQL Server database becomes inaccessible because it is marked as Suspected. When the database is in suspected mode, user cannot access and cannot perform transaction on that data until it comes back to online mode. In addition, if the backup is not generated before database corruption, user cannot perform any action.

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Effortlessly Repair Clustered Index In SQL Server

Overview

Most of the users of SQL Server need to deal with several issues while working with the database including corruption related problems. One of the common issue is corruption of clustered index. The data becomes inaccessible to the user when this issue occurs in MS SQL Server. Inaccessibility of the database may be the worst situation for the users working on the database. Continue reading “Effortlessly Repair Clustered Index In SQL Server”

Configure AlwaysOn Availability Groups: Step by Step

An Overview of AlwaysOn Availability Groups

An AlwaysOn Availability groups in SQL Server provides high availability for a set of user databases called availability databases that failover together. Each group supports a set of primary databases and multiple secondary databases. The availability database set is hosted by availability replica. Single primary replica hosts the primary databases and multiple secondary replica to host sets of multiple secondary databases. An availability replica provides redundancy only at the database level for set of databases one availability group.

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How to View SQL Server Transaction Log File

Introduction

SQL Server has a categorized storage defined for all its data. Databases are stored and maintained as MDF and NDF files respectively, which denotes primary and secondary database each. On the other hand, there is a Transaction Log database file for every master database. The job of a transaction log file is to store all activities performed on the respective database as part of a record. In this article we will know how to view SQL Server transaction logs using fn_dblog() function and other mechanism. Continue reading “How to View SQL Server Transaction Log File”

Performance Effect of Number of Virtual Log Files in SQL Server

Overview

The transaction log files, records all the changes made to the SQL Server database as well as keeps the transactions. It is known to be the inevitable part of the SQL Server. These files are again divided into smaller virtual log files. If the number of virtual log files is more then, it is clear that the performance of transaction logs will get slow down. Here, in this session you will get to know about it in detail. Anyways, before moving into the effects, let’s have a check on what is ‘Virtual Log’ file. Continue reading “Performance Effect of Number of Virtual Log Files in SQL Server”

Methods for Tracking Login Password Changes in SQL Server

Tracing is a onetime procedure run through an act to find out the root whereas tracking is a continual process. To remain updated with the regularly made changes, tracking of an activity must be done. Similarly, on an SQL Server, one can track down the login password changes in SQL Server. However, SQL Server is not programmed to maintain a log of the changes in password taking place, by default. Continue reading “Methods for Tracking Login Password Changes in SQL Server”

Importance of SQL Server Backup History for a Database

Why SQL Server Backup History Important For A Database

What is the use with backup files? How will they make a way of help? Now, all the enterprise stores their information in the SQL Server database and it makes a way for backing up the data. Backup files are of great importance for any organization since when some problem strikes the backup files will help Continue reading “Importance of SQL Server Backup History for a Database”

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