SQLCAT.Com – eBook Downloads

As of September 1, 2013 we decided to remove SQLCAT.COM site and use MSDN as the primary vehicle to post new SQL Server content. This was done to minimize reader confusion and to streamline content publication.  MSDN SQLCAT blogs already includes most SQLCAT.COM Content and will continue to be updated with more SQLCAT learnings.  You can also… Read more

SQLCAT.com consolidated index of Whitepapers

In an effort to migrate as much content as possible from SQLCAT.com to the MSDN SQL CAT site we have consolidated all of the Whitepapers published over the last few years.   While all of the content actually exists on Technet and MSDN download sites, SQLCAT was a great resource to start looking.  Hopefully this will… Read more

Moving the Transaction log file of the Mirror Database

  Author: Sanjay MishraReviewers: Prem Mehra, Mark Souza, Kun Cheng, Nicholas Dritsas, Thomas Kejser   Recently I worked with a customer who has deployed database mirroring for a very large database (~ 1 TB) between two data centers that are about 400 miles apart. I got an email from the customer that reads something like… Read more

How to Enable RCSI for a Database with Database Mirroring

  Author: Sanjay Mishra Reviewers: Prem Mehra, Alexei Khalyako, Kun Cheng, Mike Ruthruff, Thomas Kejser, Sunil Agarwal   To enable read committed snapshot isolation (RCSI) on a database, one needs to execute the following command: ALTER DATABASE <db_name> SET READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON If you execute the above command on a database that is acting as database… Read more