Gabriela Nanau

Gabriela
Nanau

Gabriela Nanau is the DBA at the Cornerstone Group of Companies in Toronto. She's an MCDBA and MCITP Database Administrator.

Articles
Using a Variable to Store the WMI Data Reader Task's Output 1
In an SSIS package, you can use a WMI Data Reader task to obtain WMI data from servers. Here's what you need to do to store the task's output in a variable.
Use SSIS to Access WMI Data on Multiple Servers 3
Using SSIS's WMI Data Reader task, you can collect a lot of useful information about the hardware and software installed on your servers.
Improving the Index_Evaluation_USP Stored Procedure 2
Some refinements to Index_Evaluation_USP make this T-SQL stored procedure more effective and easier to use to identify tables without indexes, indexes that aren't being used, and indexes that aren't being used efficiently.

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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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