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SQL Server Upgrade Recommendations and Best Practices Part 2: SQL Server 6.5 to 2000 Critical Upgrade Decisions and Redundant Upgrade Architecture

Introduction – SQL Server Upgrades The first article of the series, Part 1 – Upgrade Overview and Project Planning, detailed the business justification for upgrades to SQL Server 2000 related to TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), automation capabilities and new features from both the Business and DBA perspectives. The next portion of the article outlined […]

Making the Move from Sybase to SQL Server

I was involved in a recent project to migrate a Sybase database to Microsoft SQL Server 2000. So the experience I gained by working on this project has led me to write this article to show Sybase database administrators (DBAs) and managers the steps that should be followed to migrate from Sybase databases to SQL Server 2000. Differences […]

How to Connect to SQL Server from Visual FoxPro

In Microsoft public newsgroups, I’ve noticed a recent increase in the number of questions that deal with how to connect from Visual Foxpro to SQL Server, and the problems related to making this connection. So I’ve decided to write this article  to cover such an important topic.There are two functions that can be used to […]

Create Your Own SQL Server Job Management System

Having had the honor of working for quite a few companies that did not have the resources to buy any of the nice SQL Server toys that exist out there, or were willing to put an email  client on the servers, I have found myself spending a good deal of time each morning checking the […]

How to Identify and Delete Duplicate SQL Server Records

Recently, I was asked to help someone clean up their database after they had double loaded an import file. The problem they were having in identifying and deleting the duplicate information was the fact that a timestamp is applied to each row of data as it is inserted into the table. While the rest of […]

Track SP Changes by Automatically Saving Your SQL Server SP Text

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SQL Server Startup Parameters

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SQL Server Upgrade Recommendations and Best Practices Part 1: Upgrade Overview and Project Planning

This article is the first of a multi-part series detailing the SQL Server Upgrade process from the technical, logistical and business perspective. In the coming weeks, expanded articles will be published in the following areas: Part 1 – Upgrade Overview and Project Planning SQL Server 6.5 and 7.0 Critical Upgrade Decisions and Redundant Upgrade Architecture […]

SQL Server 2000 Undocumented Stored Procedures

In this article, I want to tell you about some useful undocumented stored procedures shipped with SQL Server 2000. sp_MSget_qualified_name This stored procedure is used to get the qualified name for the given object id. Syntax sp_MSget_qualified_name object_id, qualified_name where object_id - is the object id. object_id is int.qualified_name – is the qualified name of the […]

Using Stored Procedures to Manage SQL Server Security

Stored Procedures offer an opportunity to improve your database security. By denying read (SELECT) and write (INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE) access to all database tables and providing only EXECUTE privileges to your stored procedures, you can ensure that your data can be accessed in a much more controlled, restricted medium. Ad hoc SQL no longer […]
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