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 7
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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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

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Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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Sep 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More
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