Dawn Cyr

Dawn
Cyr

Dawn Cyr is a former senior editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro.

Articles
Simple Audit Solution Provides Tight Security
A reader highlights his favorite product: Audit DB.
Tool Proves That Value Doesn’t Always Have a Price Tag
A reader highlights his favorite product: DTSBackup 2000
New Products, November 2005
Learn about new and improved SQL Server–related products including SQL Stripes and Diana, a database-entity browser, finder, and information provider.
New Products, December 2005
Get the scoop on SQL Server–related products including DB Ghost 4.0 and SQL Examiner 1.1.
New Products, October 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
Trackable Transaction Logs Bring Peace of Mind
A reader highlights his favorite product: Log Explorer
Practical BI: Tools at Hand Are Tools of Choice
Voters choose Microsoft's built-in BI tools as their favorites.
ADO, XML, and IDEs: Full-Featured Tools Spell Success for Developers
Readers choose their favorite developer tools.
Governmental Requirements Push Data-Protection Vendors to Comply
Readers chose disaster-prevention and recovery tools that help them comply with governmental legislation for data protection.
New Products, September 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
Fast Indexing and Returns Enable Data Mining
A reader highlights his favorite product: SQL Turbo
New Products, August 2005
Check out SQL Server–related products such as HindSight 2005 and Firestreamer-DVD 1.6.
Proactive Alerting Prevents Downtime 1
A reader highlights his favorite product: SQLCentric.
New Products, July 2005
Get the scoop on SQL Server–related products such as Tableau and Panorama 4.5.
New Products, June 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products.

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From the Blogs
Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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