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May 2006 Blog Posts

SQL Server 3rd Party Tools

Which SQL Sever 3rd Party tools do you use?  We've been using Red Gate's SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare for a few years now.  I rarely use the data compare tool though, but not because it's not a great tool.  We also use Quest's SQL LiteSpeed product.  It reduced our backup files and backup times by 75%!  The disk savings on our SAN was huge.  We are considering purchasing a few Idera products.  I've recommended their SQLschedule product to a group here that manages over 250 jobs across 2 database servers.  If you aren't using any 3rd Party tools, is...

posted @ Thursday, May 25, 2006 4:53 PM | Feedback (5) | Filed Under [ SQL Server - General ]

Windows Group Access and SQL Server 2005 Management Studio

Yesterday, a developer sent me an e-mail indicating he was having problems creating a table in SQL Server Management Studio.  He was using the GUI rather than the CREATE TABLE T-SQL statement.  When he tried to save his changes, he encountered the following error: Property DefaultSchema is not available for Database '[DatabasName]'.  This property may not exist for this object, or may not be retrievable due to insufficient access rights.  (SQLEditors) We add developers to the db_owner role in each of the development databases, so I didn't think that permissions was the issue.  I did some googling and found this. You'll encounter this...

posted @ Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:31 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SQL Server - Database Administration ]

64-bit server article in SQL Server Magazine

If you are considering using SQL Server 2005 on a 64-bit platform, then I'd highly suggest reading Michael Otey 's “The Essential Guide to 64-BIT Server” article in SQL Server Magazine's May 2006 issue. I received a free subscription by attending a SQL Server 2005 seminar last year.  While your subscription is active, you get online access to all previous issues. 

posted @ Friday, May 12, 2006 2:20 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SQL Server - Database Administration ]

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