SQL Server Management Studio – SQL Server Diagnostics Extension

The SQL Server engineering (TIGER) team announcement a preview for a SSMS SQL Server Diagnostics extension.

My writeup on this is at http://smooth1.co.uk/sqlserver2017/SSMS_SSD.html


SQL Server on Linux – new command line tools.

I have been playing with the new SQL Server on Linux command line tools

http://smooth1.co.uk/sqlserver2017/LINUX_CMD_TOOLS.html

Very nice that sql-scripter has an option to limit output to a given SQL Server Version and even better Edition although did find an issue with this option and will be providing feedback to Microsoft.

 


SQL Server on Linux – SQL Server 2017 goes cross platform!

Here are the slides for my recent talks on SQL Server on Linux – SQL Server 2017 goes cross platform!

http://smooth1.co.uk/presents/201705_SSOL/201705_SSOL.zip


SQL Server – Changing Recovery Model from Full to Bulk Logged whilst a Tranasction is active.

If have a SQL Server database and change the Recovery Model from Full to Bulk Logged whilst a transaction is open what happens?

If the ongoing transaction which was started under Recovery Model Full does an operation which can be minimally logged what happens?

Does the operation become minimally logged which then means the VLF is tagged as a minimally logged logfile which then does not allow certain operations e.g. restores from the next log backup with STOPAT.

We test with STOPAT and also use fn_dump_dblog to see exactly what ends up in the log backup and how we can identify minimally logged operations in a log backup file.

http://smooth1.co.uk/sqlserver2016/RM_BL_ML.html


SQL Server 2016 – Database Scoped Configuration Parameters and Always On Availability Group failovers.

In SQL Server 2016 we have database scoped parameters.

With an AlwaysOn Availability Groups we can have different database scoped parameter values on the primary compare to the secondaries.

How does this work with an Always On Availability Group failover ?

http://smooth1.co.uk/sqlserver2016/AA_AG_DSP.html


SQL Server – checking for Instant File Initialization Permissions

To check for Instant File Initialization Permissions:

 

NOTE: This script needs to be locally on the machine where you are checking for permissions.

The script assumes the SQL Servers are running under a server where the DisplayName starts with “SQL Server (“, please adapt for your own needs.


DB2 LUW announcements at IDUG NA 2017

From Peter Bradford @scend we have:

#1 We made requests for enhancements (RFEs) public!

http://ibm.biz/DB2-RFE

#2: DB2 Developer-C! All DB2 features, free for development, a MySQL substitute! Download 6/22

http://ibm.biz/try-db2

#3: The new “Download & Go” installation experience, available with Developer-C Download 6/2. Download a platform specific binary. Small download, less than 15 minutes to install. Install reduced to 3 clicks and User/Password input only.

http://ibm.biz/try-db2

#4: We will support DB2 V11 on Solaris Sparc later this year with our V11.1.3.3 release, by 12/15/17 (if not sooner)

#5: New “Continuous Support” offering for customers on DB2 V9.7 and V10.1!

How To and Workaround assistance, no new defect fixes

This still provides existing fixed but no new custom special builds or codes fixed

If you have questions contact

Email: askcs@us.ibm.com

Twitter: @db2support or https://twitter.com/db2_support