Scary Scenarios For Database Developers

Bert Wagner gets into the Halloween spirit:

You’ve spent all morning loading millions of records into your tables.  Some of that data was painstakingly loaded by hand from flat files, and some lookup values you even authored manually because “you’ll only have to do this once.”

You are jumping around between SSMS windows, running this query here and that query there, pressing F5 like there’s no tomorrow. And then right before you press to F5 to finish all of your work…

…you realize that you ran the whole tab worth of code instead of the one statement you meant to highlight.  “Commands completed successfully” flashes in your Message window, and in horror you discover you accidentally ran a truncate table statement!

Ok so this is pretty bad.

Not that I’ve done that before…nope…

Related Posts

Storage Forecasting In SentryOne

Steven Wright shows off a neat feature in the SentryOne product: With that in mind, SentryOne has been working toward integrating advanced predictive analytics into our products. SentryOne 18.5 includes the first feature set to make use of advanced analytics and machine learning technology—introducing advanced Storage Forecasting. In its most advanced configuration, SentryOne now applies machine […]

Read More

Creating A SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster On Azure

Niels Berglund walks us through the setup for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters: If you, like me, are a SQL Server guy, you are probably quite familiar with installing SQL Server instances by mounting an ISO file, and running setup. Well, you can forget all that when you deploy a SQL Server 2019 Big Data […]

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

October 2018
MTWTFSS
« Sep Nov »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031