Jameel Ahmed

Jameel
Ahmed

Jameel Ahmed is a senior DBA and analyst at Canaccord Capital. He's worked with SQL Server since 1998 and earned MCDBA and MCAD certifications as well as a bachelor's degree in technology with specialization in database systems.

Articles
SQL ActiveDirectory _Sample - Microsoft Visual Studio screenshot
Querying Active Directory Records 2
Three common methods for querying AD are using a linked server, using an SSIS ADO.NET connection manager, and using an SSIS Script component. But these three methods aren't equal. Learn how they work and why their results differ.
CLR Stored Procedure Finds Broken Objects 1
Stored procedures, user-defined functions, views, and triggers can fail to execute when the objects they reference have been changed. Here's a tool you can use to detect broken objects before they cause problems.
Have SQL Server Email You Error Messages Generated by Job Failures 23
When a SQL Server job fails, SQL Server Agent sends a notification but it doesn't include the error message generated by that job failure. Here's how you can have the error message emailed to you.

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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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