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.

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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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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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