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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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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