Darshan Singh

Darshan
Singh

Darshan Singh works at Scalability Experts researching, writing, and promoting an awareness of SQL Server 2005 among DBAs and database architects. He contributed to the Scalability Experts-authored book Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (Sams, 2005).

Articles
Leverage the Upgrade Advisor Tool 1
To improve your experience in upgrading to SQL Server 2005, Microsoft provides Upgrade Advisor tool to report potential problems that might occur during or after the upgrade.
Head Off Compatibility Problems
SQL Server 2005 includes architectural overhauls that mean complete backward compatibility with earlier SQL Server releases isn’t possible. Here are some deleted and deprecated features.
Monitoring the Upgrade
Here's how to monitor the progress of your SQL Server 2005 upgrade.

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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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