Category Archives: SQL Server

Creating a link between two SQL servers

To create a link between two SQL Servers you need to use the sp_addlinkedserver and sp_addlinkedsrvlogin stored procedures. First, sp_addlinkedserver @server=’DBLINK01′,@srvproduct=”,@provider=’SQLOLEDB’,@datasrc=’SQL-HOU-01′; Where, @server is the name of the link @srvproduct is the type of product, by default SQL Server @datasrc is the server you link to Then, you need to set the username and password… Read More »

Manually adding a mail account to SQL2005/2008

I was having trouble adding configuring Database Mail on a SQL2005 server today. I followed the wizard just like I had done on the previous 6 servers, but this one just didn’t want to add it. It was giving me an error about not being able to insert a NULL into the server name field,… Read More »

Simple script to backup all SQL Server databases

DECLARE @name VARCHAR(50) — database name DECLARE @path VARCHAR(256) — path for backup files DECLARE @fileName VARCHAR(256) — filename for backup DECLARE @fileDate VARCHAR(20) — used for file name SET @path = ‘C:Backup’ SELECT @fileDate = CONVERT(VARCHAR(20),GETDATE(),112) DECLARE db_cursor CURSOR FOR SELECT name FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases WHERE name NOT IN (‘master’,’model’,’msdb’,’tempdb’) OPEN db_cursor FETCH NEXT FROM… Read More »

Creating a link between two SQL servers

To create a link between two SQL Servers you need to use the sp_addlinkedserver and sp_addlinkedsrvlogin stored procedures. First, [code] sp_addlinkedserver @server=’DBLINK01′,@srvproduct=”,@provider=’SQLOLEDB’,@datasrc=’SQL-HOU-01′; [/code] Where, @server is the name of the link @srvproduct is the type of product, by default SQL Server @datasrc is the server you link to Then, you need to set the username… Read More »

Simple script to backup all SQL Server databases

[draft] DECLARE @name VARCHAR(50) — database name DECLARE @path VARCHAR(256) — path for backup files DECLARE @fileName VARCHAR(256) — filename for backup DECLARE @fileDate VARCHAR(20) — used for file name SET @path = ‘C:\Backup\’ SELECT @fileDate = CONVERT(VARCHAR(20),GETDATE(),112) DECLARE db_cursor CURSOR FOR SELECT name FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases WHERE name NOT IN (‘master’,’model’,’msdb’,’tempdb’) OPEN db_cursor FETCH NEXT… Read More »

Renaming a SQL Server instance.

SQL> sp_dropserver ‘oldservername’; SQL> sp_addserver ‘newservername’; don’t run in same batch. the two statements must be executed separately. via sp_addserver Transact-SQL.