John Jakob

John
Jakob

John Jakob has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5 He has been an MCDBA since 2002.

Articles
Building Dynamic Data Dictionaries 8
The author presents a set of stored procedures for generating a data dictionary of schemas and tables within a database, as well as an SSRS report for publishing the data dictionary online.
SQL Server 2005 Schema Scripting 3
Looking for a way to script database schema without buying a third-party tool? Here’s a Windows console-mode utility that uses SMO to script tables, stored procedures, views, user-defined functions (UDFs), and other schema objects within your databases.

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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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