[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”]It’s been a couple of years since I have been able to attend a SQL Saturday. I was grateful I was able to make it this year. This year however was a first for me, it was my first SQL Saturday in Minnesota and the first time I went to

Recently, I was working with a gentleman in our IT department and we were discussing adding redundancy to a couple of SQL Servers that were used for web apps. Turns out, VMware’s disk consolidation can, and will, take a server offline. That tends to make customers unhappy, and rightly so. Anyway…I digress. We were discussing adding redundancy to a couple

I have recently been working on tuning a job that purges data out of various tables that are older than 13 months using GetDate(). Pretty straight forward right? Well originally the job consisted of 6 different statements like so: delete from table1 where column_with_date <= DATEADD(mm,-13,GETDATE()); Except, the tables have become so large the generic deletes were filling up tempdb.