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SQL Server DBA Tips and Tricks

Latest SQL Server Tips

Auditing for New SQL Server Agent Jobs

In this tip we cover several scripts that can be used to audit for new SQL Server Agent jobs.

SQL Server Edition Post-Downgrade Steps

Check out this tip to learn what things you need to check and reset after a SQL Server edition downgrade.

Configuring a Dedicated Network for SQL Server Always On Availability Groups Data Replication Traffic

In this tip learn how to configure a dedicated network for SQL Server Always On Availability Group data replication traffic.

Getting started with source control for SQL Server

In this tip we look at the basics to get started with integrating source control into SSMS for SQL Server.

SQL Server Tutorials

SQL Server Backup Tutorial

One of your last lines of defense for just about any system is to have a backup in place in case there is a need to recover some or all of your data. This is also true for SQL Server. In this tutorial we will discuss selecting the correct recovery models, what backup options are available, and how to create backups using T-SQL commands and SQL Server Management Studio.

SQL Server Restore Tutorial

What good is a backup if you do not know to restore the backup. In this tutorial we will look at what restore options are available and which options are only accessible using T-SQL commands.


The INFORMATION_SCHEMA views allow you to retrieve metadata about the objects within a database. These views can be found in the master database under Views / System Views and be called from any database in your SQL Server instance. In this tutorial we look at some of these INFORMATION_SCHEMA views and how they can be used.

SQL Server Performance Monitoring and Tuning Tutorial

In this tutorial we will cover some of the common issues with performance such as: deadlocks, blocking, missing and unused indexes, I/O bottlenecks, poor query plans, statistics, wait stats and fragmentation.

SQL Server Webcasts

How to Quickly Resolve Performance Problems for the IIS / .NET / SQL Server Stack

Join Bill Ellis as he demonstrates how IDERA Precise for .NET connects application transactions to SQL statements across the tightly coupled IIS / .NET / SQL Server stack.

Instantly Access Data in SQL Server Backup Files to Increase Application Availability

Join this webcast to learn how to instantly access your data in backup files via several conventional and advanced recovery capabilities with SQL Safe Backup.

How to Tune the Performance of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Amazon RDS

In this webinar we will target some of the most common areas of performance categories, such as disaster recovery, index optimization, query optimization, disk, memory, network, processor, database configuration, server configuration, security, deadlocks, blocking processes, long running jobs, open transactions, and wait stats.

How to Manage Database Changes For SQL Server and Azure SQL Database

Join us for this webcast to learn how to compare and synchronize schemas and data across your enterprise with SQL Comparison Toolset.

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