SQL Server Blog Posts

Low Disk Space on Server

Overview This document will cover procedures for low disk space alert on OS/C: drives as well as general disk space low alert. Low disk space can have potentially negative consequences with a server. Some examples are: Unable to install critical OS security...

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Office 365 Email Migration Prep Guide

What is Needed to prepare for an email migration? As a system administrator, I have had my share of email migrations. Some have gone as smooth as can be, others not so much. With every situation being an opportunity to learn and grow, here are some tips I have learned...

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Cost Threshold for Parallelism

One of the most common missed configuration settings in SQL Server is the cost threshold for parallelism. By default it is set to 5, meaning that when SQL estimates that the cost of a query will be greater than 5 running a serial plan, SQL will split the plan into...

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