Asif Sayed

Asif
Sayed

Asif Sayed is a senior systems analyst with a leading energy services provider in Toronto. He has more than 15 years' experience in software development and business-process architecture. He is the author of Client-Side Reporting with Visual Studio in C# (Apress).

Articles
Crystal-Clear Reporting on Hierarchical Data
Forget the complicated self-joins. Thanks to new Crystal Reports support in Visual Studio 2005, reporting on hierarchical data has never been easier.
Store RTF Data in a SQL Server Database
By using Windows Forms and a C# script, you can easily store and retrieve Rich Text Format data in a SQL Server 2005 database table.

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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