Paul S. Randal

In Recovery…

Author: Paul Randal

DBCC PINTABLE

(Continuing my habit of blogging while Kimberly’s presenting – at least I’m not on stage this time…) In early versions of SQL Server, it was

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IAM page corruption examples

A thread cropped up on SQLServerCentral involving IAM chain corruption (see Inside the Storage Engine: IAM pages, IAM chains, and allocation units for details of IAM

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Ghost cleanup redux

Way back at the start of me blogging here I wrote a comprehensive description of ghost records and the ghost cleanup process – see Inside

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Things you know now

There's a long-running discussion with people tagging each other to post advice for people new to SQL Server, about what they know now and wished

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FILESTREAM directory structure

After writing the FILESTREAM whitepaper for Microsoft, I’ve had lots of questions about the structure of the FILESTREAM data container. The FILESTREAM data container is

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Photos from India

In January I finally got to visit India for the first time. I've always wanted to go as my great-grandfather was in charge (I believe)

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