MSSQL Tips: Tip #32 – Resolving SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) Patching Errors

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When you patch a server hosting the MDS Web Application with an SQL Server update and if you have not completed the upgrade sequence users may get this error in the MDS Web Application on client side.

Check out details in the following MSSQL Tip: “Resolving SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) Patching Errors“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #31 – Install and configure multiple instances of Master Data Services MDS on the same server

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Find out how to install and configure multiple instances of Master Data Services MDS on the same server in my latest MSSQL Tip.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #30 – SQL Server 2014 Master Data Services Assigning Administrator Permissions

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SQL Server 2014 MDS has a limitation. There could be only one MDS Administrator.

In this tip we have provided some tips and the best practices on granting permissions in MDS.

Please read my latest MSSQL Tip: “SQL Server 2014 Master Data Services Assigning Administrator Permissions“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #29 – SQL Server Database Decommissioning Check List

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Different companies have various requirements and processes for database or database server decommissioning. In this tip we have provided steps that will help you decommission a database and make sure you have a good back-out plan (for example, in case there is a need to bring the database back online). We have also provided scripts that will help you identify dependencies in case there is a need to migrate the database instead of decommissioning.

You may already have a process documented, but this list will help you review most of the dependencies and make sure you are prepared for either a migration or decommissioning.

Please read my latest MSSQL Tip: “SQL Server Database Decommissioning Check List“.

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MSDB log file max size reset after SQL Patches

I have encountered this several times already after different Cumulative Updates/Service Packs…

We set fixed maximum size for SQL Server databases and update the max size when required. But after installing Service Pack and Cumulative Updates the maximum size is reset to 2,097,152 MB for the MSDB log file:
max size - msdb log

I am going to submit this issue to the Microsoft Connect (hopefully it still works and active) or check if somebody else had similar issues. As this happens only with one system database and only with one file I would suspect that this is a bug.

This is just something to watch out and remember to review after SQL Server patching if you use fixed maximum files sizes.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #19 – New SQL Server Database Request Questionnaire and Checklist

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My new tip will help you to gather requirements for the new databases and have basic documentation from day one.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “New SQL Server Database Request Questionnaire and Checklist“.

Check out all of my tips here: http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlserverauthor/94/svetlana-golovko/.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #8 – Using Policy Based Management to check number of SQL Server data and log files

In this tip I explain how to make sure that you have only one database transaction log file and more than one data file using policy based management.

Please read this MSSQL Tip: “Using Policy Based Management for checking SQL Server database file extensions“.

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