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Review of Getting Started with OrientDB book

Disclaimer: I was asked to review the Getting Started with OrientDB book and I received a free ebook copy of it.

OrientDB is defined in its website as: an Open Source GraphDB with a mix of features taken from Document Databases and Object Orientation. It’s a new and promising database. But it’s has little documentation and it’s quite . . .

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April 20, 2016

Hidden cartesian product

Introduction

There’s a project in my company that has a dedicated PostgreSQL virtual server with 12 cores and 32 GB RAM and it’s exclusively being used by one developer. He told me that he had an error with a query and checking the log file I could find: “ERROR: could not write block XXXX of temporary file: No space left”. But there were 27 . . .

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April 20, 2016

Get-Hash, a powershell hash function

I needed a hash function that I could pass a text string or a file to compute its hash (MD5, SHA1, etc…). But unfortunately Powershell hasn’t got one, so I started to look for alternatives:

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April 20, 2016

Remove IDENTITY property from a primary key column in SQL Server

When there’s a table with a primary key that is an IDENTITY and you want to remove the IDENTITY property, there’s no simple SQL code to do it. It is not a trivial task. In fact, there’re many steps to be done and it’s better to do all of them inside a single transaction, to avoid to leave the database in a inconsistent way (without FK, or . . .

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April 20, 2016

Get SQL Server user permissions

I’ve found three ways of getting user permissions (grants and denies) in SQL Server:

  • SQL Server Management Studio: It’s OK and user-friendly. But it’s not an option if you’ve a large farm of servers or you want to script it and create task to run the checks.
  • Impersonate as the user and check its permissions.
  • SELECT on system tables to see . . .

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April 19, 2016

RAID controller got frozen

Why it's important to buy a good RAID controller

I write this post to explain a problem I found with a RAID controller. One morning I was notified that PostgreSQL in one development server was stopped. I connected to it and I found the service stopped. It was a physical server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and PostgreSQL 9.0. The server had a RAID 1. It’s important to notice that Windows . . .

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April 19, 2016

Install Pyrseas in Windows 64bits

Pyrseas is a Database Version Control for PostgreSQL with a very interesting approach and with an easy way to script a database (database to a YAML file) and to apply changes to a database (YAML file to a database). It’s develped in Python by Joe Abbate (thank you Joe for it!)

Currently I’m using dbtoyaml to script the database in every . . .

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April 19, 2016

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