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Backup database to disk = ‘Nul’

To understand what this is doing, first we need to understand what Nul is, in the context of a file. It is not just a misspelling of NULL. DOS, since the earliest days, has had a number of devices …

How to recover space from a huge transaction log file

Most of the novice dba’s forget to take the transaction log backups, which eventually ends up consuming a lot of disk space. This is one of the questions people ask me very often. Here are the steps …

What causes Multi-Page allocations?

In SQL Server versions before SQL 2012 single page allocations and multi-Page allocations are handled by different components, the Single Page Allocator (which is responsible for Buffer Pool allocati…
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