“Switch” Huge Non Partitioned Tables in Seconds

ALTER TABLE [onetable] SWITCH TO [anothertable] There are many challenges with gigantic tables and modifying their schema is one of those that could make many operational DBAs cry. I had to go through a schema change where I have to make data type and identity changes to one of the largest transactional table in the … Continue reading “Switch” Huge Non Partitioned Tables in Seconds

Perform Professional, Comprehensive SQL HealthChecks

A gigantic script that gives you a lot information to view and review current databases and SQL Server settings, options and configurations. I see it becoming very favorite of many operational DBA folks. I’d recommend it run it at least once in a month or anytime you want to have very detailed information for any … Continue reading Perform Professional, Comprehensive SQL HealthChecks

Way to go, “Compare ShowPlan” SSMS 2017

Often we wonder and feel a need to compare two execution plans, usually we do it by opening these plans in two separate management studio or tabs on two screens (thanks to my company I always has two monitors). With SSMS 2017 release, a new feature “Compare Plan” will allow developers/tuners to compare execution plans … Continue reading Way to go, “Compare ShowPlan” SSMS 2017