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Introduction to PowerShell for DBA's


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  • 1. PowerShell for DBA’s 3/29/2014 1
  • 2. 2 John Sterrett @johnsterrett Specialties / Focus Areas / Passions: • Performance Tuning & Troubleshooting • Virtualization • Infrastructure • Architecture • High Availability • Disaster Recovery • Health Monitoring • Capacity Management • License Efficiency Linchpin Group Principal Virtual Chapter Leader “High Availability and Disaster Recovery” Pass Regional Mentor “South Central USA”
  • 3. Linchpin People® are database coaches and wellness experts for the Microsoft SQL Server Ecosystem. Our team includes more than 15 of the world’s top SQL Server experts, and we have presented over 175 combined sessions at SQL Saturdays, PASS Summit, and other events in the past year. Do you have specific questions about your database environment? Check out and take a look at the range of services we provide, or contact one of us today to learn how we can help improve your business. You know us individually, but do you know Linchpin People®? 3
  • 4. Objectives •Cover the basics of PowerShell •Examples for DBA’s 3/29/2014 4
  • 5. WARNING If you currently use PowerShell this session isn’t for you 3/29/2014 5
  • 6. Why PowerShell? • PowerShell is object-based not text-based • PowerShell commands are customizable • PowerShell is a command line interpreter and a scripting language • PowerShell helps you manage the enterprise 3/29/2014 6
  • 7. Commands “Cmdlet” • Verb-Noun • Get-Command • Using Parameters • Get-Command –Verb Get • Get-Command –Noun Service 3/29/2014 7
  • 8. Commands “Cmdlet” • Verb-Noun • Get-Help • Using Get-Help • Get-Help Get-Service • Get-Help Get-Service –examples • Get-Help Get-Service -Full 3/29/2014 8
  • 9. Special Variables • $_ = Current object in pipeline • $Args = Containts an array of parameters passed to a function • $Error = Objects for which errors occurred • $Home = user’s current home path 3/29/2014 9
  • 10. Common Data Types Type Description Int 32 bit signed integer Long 64-bit signed integer String Fixed-length string Char Unicode 16 bit character Byte 8-bit unsigned character Bool Boolean True/False value Double Double-precision 32 bit float Xml Xml Object Array An Array of values 3/29/2014 10
  • 11. Comparing Data Operator Description -eq Equal to -lt Less than -gt Greater Than -ge Greater than or equal to -le Less than or equal to -ne Not equal to 3/29/2014 11
  • 12. Logical Operators Operator Description -not Not ! Not -and And -or Or 3/29/2014 12
  • 13. Looping Operator Description Do while Block of code executes as long as not true While Same as do while Do until Block of code executes until condition is true For Script executes for specific number of tries Foreach Runs for every item in a collection 3/29/2014 13
  • 14. DEMO 3/29/2014 14
  • 15. Get started with PowerShell @johnsterrett