Facing a Full TempDB? Here’s What Happened – and How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Ahh, TempDB space issues. We’ve all come across the following message at one time or another:   Could not allocate a new page for database ‘tempdb’ because of insufficient disk space in filegroup ‘PRIMARY’. CREATE the necessary space by dropping objects in the filegroup, adding additional files to the filegroup,or setting autogrowth on for existing files in the filegroup. […]

You Asked: We Answered!

Struggling to find the answers you need to move forward? Feeling stuck? Through our combined years of experience in the Microsoft Data Platform, we’ve been asked every question in the book – twice.   Over the past month, our five-part blog series answered the most common questions we answer for our clients. Below, you can review our collection of articles to find the […]

Data Masterminds is expanding again!

Here at Data Masterminds we are constantly striving to improve how efficiently we can deliver our data platform expertise to companies around the world. Part of this focus on efficiency involves ensuring we are available to our clients on their terms. So, hot on the tail of our team’s recent expansion in Germany, we are extending our operations once again.  We are […]

How to Move Thousands of Database Files with Minimal Downtime

Introduction Running out of disk space is an inconvenient symptom of a business doing well.   Database file migration is rarely as easy as we want it to be – the downtimes alone can lead many people to put it off, even if this ultimately exacerbates the problem.   This is a common scenario facing many sysadmins or database administrators, and its handling greatly impacts the entire company. I worked through this issue with a client recently and wanted to […]