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Some simple examples of querying xml with sql

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XML is a beast if you’ve never tackled it. Here are some simple examples of what I discovered as I experimented and walked through obtaining values out of a ...

Enabling Instant File Initialization

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Found a couple good walkthroughs on enabling instant file initialization. However, I’m becoming more familar with the nuances of various setups and found it ...

Restoring a database that doesn’t exist

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When restoring a database that doesn’t exist, say for instance when a client sends a database to you, you can’t use the option to restore database, because t...