Day 9–Trace Flag 3608–Bypass recovery for all databases except Master db

This is one of the familiar trace flag for every DBA. If you are working with SQL Server 2000 then to move the system databases you will be using this trace flag frequently. What does this trace flag do? When you enable this trace flag in startup parameter it will bypass recovery for all databases… Continue reading Day 9–Trace Flag 3608–Bypass recovery for all databases except Master db

Day 7–Trace flag 2528 disable parallelism in maintenance DBCC

Happy Weekend folks. Today let me discuss about trace flag 2528 which will disable parallelism on maintenance DBCC. By using this trace flag it disables parallel checking of objects by DBCC CHECKDB, DBCC CHECKFILEGROUP, and DBCC CHECKTABLE commands. By default parallelism is enabled and it will look for max degree of parallelism to utilize parallel… Continue reading Day 7–Trace flag 2528 disable parallelism in maintenance DBCC

Day 6–Trace Flag 1117– Auto Grow Equally in all Data file

Today we are going to see the trace flag 1117. Have you ever heard or read that all your data file should be in same size? Wonder why? Let’s assume you have four files in a database which is not equally sized then SQL Server will utilize the data file which is largest in size,… Continue reading Day 6–Trace Flag 1117– Auto Grow Equally in all Data file

Day 5–Trace Flag 1118–Allocate Uniform extent to tempdb objects

Have you ever faced allocation contention problems with tempdb database in SQL Server 2000? If yes then you might be ended up with the recommendation to enable trace flag 1118** as per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328551 or http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936185. By default when you create a temporary object it will allocate a single page to that object searching SGAM however… Continue reading Day 5–Trace Flag 1118–Allocate Uniform extent to tempdb objects