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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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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