Articles by Robert L. Davis http://sqlmag.com/author/4284/feed en Database Mirroring for Disaster Recovery http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-mirroring-disaster-recovery <div class="field-byline"> Davis, Robert </div> <div class="field-deck"> How to leverage asynchronous mirroring </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re currently using log shipping for disaster recovery, consider using asynchronous mirroring instead. Asynchronous mirroring offers enhanced manageability and more features, making it an attractive option.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-mirroring-disaster-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-mirroring-disaster-recovery#comments Database High Availability SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2008 High Availability SQL Server Database Administration Data mirroring Database Administration Database Administration Database Administrator Database availability Database Mirroring disaster recovery High availability high availability How-To Article Intermediate SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:00:00 +0000 8878 at http://sqlmag.com Comparative Review: Database Schema Comparison Tools http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/comparative-review-database-schema-comparison-tools <div class="field-byline"> Robert L. Davis </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>These 4 tools each have unique features and capabilities</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The author tests four tools for comparing database schemas: Red Gate Software’s SQL Compare 9.0, ApexSQL’s ApexSQL Diff, xSQL Software’s xSQL Object, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate’s Schema Compare tool.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/comparative-review-database-schema-comparison-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/comparative-review-database-schema-comparison-tools#comments Visual Studio 2010 Visual Studio SQL Server command-line tool comparison tools Microsoft SQL Server Compare Tools Microsoft Visual Studio Product Product Review Red Gate Software SQL Server standalone tool Visual Studio Visual Studio Visual Studio 2010 xSQL Software Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:40:00 +0000 6327 at http://sqlmag.com 3 Log Shipping Techniques http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/3-log-shipping-techniques <div class="field-byline"> Robert Davis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Save time and minimize downtime </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although log shipping isn’t as widely used as it once was, it’s still a vital tool that has many applications. Here are three techniques that can save you time and make working with log shipping painless.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/3-log-shipping-techniques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/3-log-shipping-techniques#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability High Availability SQL Server Database Administration availability technologies Backup & Recovery High Availability How-To Article Log shipping Microsoft SQL Server SQL SQL Server SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:54:00 +0000 7537 at http://sqlmag.com Hardening SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-security/hardening-sql-server <div class="field-byline"> Robert Davis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Minimize security risks to protect your data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can better protect your SQL Server instances and the data they contain by reducing their surface area and controlling access to them. Here’s how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/hardening-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/hardening-sql-server#comments SQL Server 2008 Database Security SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration Microsoft SQL Server Security SQL Server Surface Area Configuration Manager Systems Management Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:37:00 +0000 7123 at http://sqlmag.com Review: ScriptLogic Security Explorer for SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-security/review-scriptlogic-security-explorer-sql-server <div class="field-byline"> Robert Davis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Security Explorer, you can manage security for the whole enterprise, not just SQL Server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/review-scriptlogic-security-explorer-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/review-scriptlogic-security-explorer-sql-server#comments Database Security SQL Server Database Administration Access Control Administration Tools Database Administration Database Administrator Database security Permissions Product Product Review Security SQL Server SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Tue, 08 Feb 2011 20:00:00 +0000 9827 at http://sqlmag.com