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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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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