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
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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