Basit Aalishan Masood-al-farooq

Basit Aalishan
Masood-al-farooq

Basit Farooq is a senior database administrator for Total System Services. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training, and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles and has developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse, and BI projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft, and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000, and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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SQL Server provides a variety encryption options, including cell-level encryption, database-level encryption, file-level encryption through Windows, and transport-level encryption.

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May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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
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