How to overwrite SQL Server Backup rather than Append Mediaset

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In this post I will show you how to overwrite sql server backup file rather than append (default action is append to backup media set) If you try below t-sql command to take full sql server database backup then you

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Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW)

Sql ServerParallel Data Warehouse (PDW)

Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) also known as Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) is a special version of SQL Server designed to handle petabytes worth of data. It has very different architecture compared to traditional Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) System. Check below presentation

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SQL Server parent child query example using recursive CTE (Common Table Expression)

How to get parent child relationship using recursive CTE query

Many times we have to write recursive parent child query (Multiple levels of Parent-Child Links)  in SQL Server. There are multiple approaches to achieve this Using Hierarchy ID builtin CLR datatype in SQL Server 2008 or higher (not ion sql server

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SQL Date format using T-SQL CONVERT function (More than 40 formats)

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 How many time you had to t sql date format date specific way such as yyyymmdd ??   Many people don’t know hidden feature of builtin T-SQL CONVERT function . This function can not only convert data types but also change format of  dates/numbers.

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Free Tools – BgInfo – Dynamic Background with useful information

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I just found this very useful free tool called BgInfo which generates dynamic background with very useful system information such as Service Pack, IP, Free Disk Space etc. This is Microsoft tool previously owned by SysInternals which is later acquired

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Tutorial on SSRS report grouping, expand collapse, toggle visibility, nested groups

  Incase someone wants to learn how to create SSRS Groups which can expand collapse like below then check this video I embedded in this post. Highlight of this SSRS video tutorial– How to create SSRS Groups and nested SSRS Groups

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How to Create Static / Temp Table on PDW (Parallel Data Warehouse)

Sql ServerParallel Data Warehouse (PDW)

Microsoft PDW (Parallel Data Warehouse) is a special version of SQL Server which is specifically design to scale for massive amount of data (upto several petabytes). PDW can not be downloaded like regular SQL server because it comes as pre-packaged

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BI Vendor Comparison / Analysis for 2014 by gartner and InformationWeek

Compare BI Vendors for 2014

BI Vendor Comparison / Analysis by InformationWeek (2014 outlook) Looks like Microsoft is at the top spot for Planned BI Vendor list in 2014. This is the analysis done by InformationWeek however according to  Gartner BI Vendor Analysis Tableau getting top

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How to login to sql server after all admin accounts removed and you are locked

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Recently I had an interesting situation. Consider below situation You want to connect to sql server as sysadmin but you are not added to sql server logins using windows authentication BUILTIN\Administrators group has been removed from SQL Server You have

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SSRS Deploy Error: rsAccessDenied : The permissions granted to user ‘MyDomain\User1′ are insufficient for performing this operation.

Getting SSRS Deploy Error - rsAccessedDenied - The permissions granted to user mydomain\myAccount are insufficient for performing this operation.

I just had really odd SSRS access denied error during report deploy and cannot figure out. Bing help me to locate some clue but it was buried somewhere under long forum post. So I decided to create blog to save

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