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Author:Steve Radich - Founder BitShop, Inc.Created:1/9/2009 1:15 PM
Steve Radich, Founder of, ASPDeveloper.Net, and numerous other resource sites primary Blog

If you get an error when accessing a database Property page:
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
Cannot show requested dialog. (SqlMgmt)
Property Owner is not available for Database '[DBNAME]'. This property may not exist for this object, or may not be retrievable due to insufficient access rights.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

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Many times you need to convert from a YYYYMM date field to a date or datetime field - There's multiple ways to do this but this one meets most peoples needs and is simple..

update <table> set fielddate=.....

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Are you tired of the same old "marketing only" sites showing up in your google results? Perhaps like me you run into, quite often, some sites that are really just advertising hype with a LOT of keywords to get high up in the results.. What can you do about it? Block them...

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SQL Server has the ability to define views - at the simplest level a view is a select query, usually joining mulitple tables, and usually with a where clause - which you will commonly use.  For simplicity in your programming it's common to use a view insead of show the select / join / where statements in every query..

However what if your view is slow? 

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If you have a large SQL Server database and run CheckDB you will find it takes a while before reporting any details.

There's a few very long running steps, especially if you have a very large error count - find out more..

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For BitShop's cloud storage infrastructure we rely on Oracle's ZFS technology, but sometimes things go wrong.  In today's example a zfs send / zfs recv hung and was manually aborted with a plan to simply restart it... Instead we had a significant issue.

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I had an instance today where a customer's dedicated server wouldn't run ASP.Net MVC after installing it.  The install went fine, .Net 4.0 was installed, everything looked ok - But the server just gave 403.14 errors and 404 errors due to the MVC routing not working.

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Everyone seems to be asking is the Samsung Epic 4g from Sprint latest fix has the upload speed fixed when on a 3g network..

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For all of us with a Samsung Epic 4g the GPS is highly buggy.  There's a work around, but it has some downsides...

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The Epic turns off the capacitive navigation buttons far too quickly for most people.. This is a very easy fix, included in the menus even.. just not obvious..

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