PowerShell ISE Crashes

Working with PowerShell brings a lot of advantages and power to help manage a server. The more current your PoSh version, the more efficiently you will be able to manage your server. Sometimes getting to the current PoSh versions comes with a little pain such as ISE crashes.

Syspolicy Phantom Health Records

SQL Server comes with a default SQL agent job installed (for most installations) to help manage the collection of system health data. I would dare say this job is ignored by most people and few probably even know it exists. This job is the syspolicy_purge_history job.

Extended Events, Birkenstocks and SQL Server

I bring you yet another installment in the monthly meme called T-SQL Tuesday.  This is the 67th edition, and this time we have been given the opportunity to talk about something I really enjoy – […]

Monitoring SQL Server

Welcome to the fabulous world of blog parties, SQL Server and what has been the longest running SQL Server related meme in the blogosphere – TSQLTuesday. This month we are hosted by Catherine Wilhemsen (blog […]

Day 12 – High CPU and Bloat in Distribution

This is the final installment in the 12 day series for SQL tidbits during this holiday season. Previous articles in this mini-series on quick tidbits: SQL Sat LV announcement Burning Time Reviewing Peers Broken Broker […]

Day 11 – Purging syspolicy

This is the eleventh installment in the 12 day series for SQL tidbits during this holiday season. Previous articles in this mini-series on quick tidbits: SQL Sat LV announcement Burning Time Reviewing Peers Broken Broker […]

Day 10 – Retention of XE Session Data in a Table

Gathering event information is a pretty good thing.  It can do wonders for helping to troubleshoot.  What do you do if you need or want to be able to review the captured information in 3 months or maybe 12 months from now?

Day 9 – Queries Going Boom

This is the ninth installment in the 12 day series for SQL tidbits during this holiday season. Previous articles in this mini-series on quick tidbits: SQL Sat LV announcement Burning Time Reviewing Peers Broken Broker […]

Day 7 – Command ‘n Conquer

This is the seventh installment in the 12 day series for SQL tidbits during this holiday season. Previous articles in this mini-series on quick tidbits: SQL Sat LV announcement Burning Time Reviewing Peers Broken Broker […]

Day 6 – Lost in Space

This is the sixth installment in the 12 day series for SQL tidbits during this holiday season. Previous articles in this mini-series on quick tidbits: SQL Sat LV announcement Burning Time Reviewing Peers Broken Broker […]