[Blog Update] SQLServerFAQ posts for October


Here are my posts on the MSDN blog SQLServerFAQ for the month of October.

A guide to troubleshooting tempdb growth due to Version Store usage:

Troubleshooting tempdb growth due to Version Store usage

An email chain with Jonathan (Blog | Twitter) resulted in this blog post:

Troubleshooting specific Login Failed error messages

A much needed VDI troubleshooting tool called SQL Server Backup Simulator:

SQL Server Backup Simulator

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[Blog Update] SQLServerFAQ posts for September


September has been a content month for me both on the SQLServerFAQ blog on MSDN as well on this blog. Here is a round up of my posts on SQLServerFAQ for September:

I was intrigued by this when someone asked me what the Scan Count value meant w.r.t. SEEKs/SCANs:
SCAN COUNT meaning in SET STATISTICS IO output

I had worked on multiple issues for SQL Server 2005 regarding 511. Wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to troubleshoot this on SQL Server 2008 with XEvents:
Troubleshooting Error 511 using XEvents

Ran into a Compile Lock blocking issue because the Stored Procedure being used had an Open Symmetric Key command in it. Here is the post talking about the issue and how to workaround it:
Open Symmetric Key command prevents plan caching

I ended up doing a sequel for the Scan Count values w.r.t. Joins in the post below:
Scan Count meaning in SET STATISTICS IO output: Part 2

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[Blog Update]: August posts on SQLServerFAQ


I was working on a root cause analysis for an OOM (Out-of-Memory) issue for SQL Server 2008 R2 and I needed to schedule notifications when the available memory on the server fell below a certain value. SQL Server 2008 and above has a nifty little DMV to do just this. Read about it’s usefulness here:

The hidden gems among DMVs: sys.dm_os_sys_memory