Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer
Nelson

Sean McCown is a senior DBA for First American Title in Dallas. He has been a production DBA on high-end systems for 12 years.

Articles
A Practical Approach to Database Mirroring 3
Looking for high availability? You can implement database mirroring as an alternative to expensive third-party solutions. Here’s how.
Should You Choose Database Mirroring? 8
Database mirroring can provide continuous updates, fault tolerance, and ease of management, but like any high-availability solution, it has drawbacks. Here are pros and cons you should consider before jumping into mirroring.

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Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
Jun 10, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 26: Using Master Servers for Job Administration

When I initially decided to write about AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, I knew I’d have a bunch of different posts on a variety of different topics. To that end, I initially planned on this series of posts being comprised of 3 main parts:...More
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