Jan
14
2013

Delete Blank rows from long list in excel

To quickly remove unwanted blank rows from long list in excel, do following, Select column having blank rows Press the F5 key on your keyboard (or select Edit, Goto). Click the Special… button. Click the Blanks option and click OK. This will select all blank cells in the range you had previously selected. Now right click and choose delete or choose Edit, Delete, select the Entire Row option and click OK.   Useful references: http://chandoo.org/wp/2010/01/26/delete-blank-rows-excel/ […]

Jan
14
2013

How to drop Publisher database in Transactional Replication

Dropping publisher database may be required in various scenarios; please find steps which can help you to drop in case you are facing issues with it. I am including roll back approach as well, it helps sometimes.   First step -> Drop Publication and subscription Second Step -> Drop Database   First step, Right click Publication > Generate Scripts > Generate Drop replication and objects script > Save script to local drive Right click Publication […]

Jan
14
2013

Restore Publisher Database which is part of Transactional Replication

Today I have to restore a publisher database from production backup in QA environment which is part of transactional replication in SQL Server 2005, now there are multiple ways to do it, visit this link for Microsoft recommendation. My approach was, Stop and remove replication, restore database, recreate replication without reinitializing   Before beginning ensure that there is no pending distributed items by going to replication monitor > publication > double click the subscription > […]

Jan
14
2013

Copy folder along with security parameters (ACL) using Robocopy utility

Robocopy is very useful Microsoft provided utility and it comes preinstalled in SQL Server 2008 onwards and can be installed via rktools.exe toolkit in Windows Server 2003 (link)   You can check if Robocopy is installed or not via opening command prompt as, Run>CMD> <type Robocopy /?> If it shows parameter list then Robocopy is installed on your system else download and install (if you are not allowed to install anything on your server, then […]

Jan
14
2013

SQL SERVER 2005 Resource Fails to come online on cluster after SQL Resource removed and re-added in cluster group

In my case System admin accidently deleted SQL Server 2005 SQL Service resource from SQL cluster group (when trying to remove a disk from cluster) and re-added again but after re-adding SQL server failed to come up and following error noted in SQL Error log, ———– Error: 26054, Severity: 16, State: 1. Could not find any IP address that this SQL Server instance depends upon. Make sure that the cluster service is running, that the […]

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