Monthly Archives: June 2011


Stuff I learned … yesterday – statistics

Yesterday was a pretty full day between training and the ONSSUG June meeting immediately afterwards, so I didn’t get a chance to blog.  Anyway, I did learn something yesterday, but it didn’t come from the class I’m taking.  Erin Stellato (blog | twitter) gave a great presentation at ONSSUG about statistics.  I really wish she’d had more […]


Maintenance 3.0

I just couldn’t let it go.  Right after my last post I decided I just wasn’t satisfied with that maintenance script.  First of all, it only worked on one database at a time.  And secondly, there were just too many selects within the cursor loop.  And, personally, I’d rather work with a temp table than […]


The ever-shrinking maintenance window

As I’ve stated before, databases aren’t getting any smaller. Business and legal requirements are mandating that we gather and retain more and more data that, in the past, we might have purged from time to time. It’s a simple fact that database indexes must be maintained, statistics updated, and databases backed up; and the bigger […]