Kathi Kellenberger

Kathi
Kellenberger

Kathi Kellenberger is a is a senior consultant with Pragmatic Works and a SQL Server MVP. She has authored, co-authored, or tech edited eight SQL Server books. Kathi enjoys presenting and teaching SQL Server topics. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and is the person who introduced karaoke to the SQL Server community.

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Create Pivoted Tables in 3 Steps 3
If you want to create pivoted tables but found the PIVOT operator syntax in SQL Server Books Online (BOL) confusing, try this three-step approach to creating a PIVOT query. This query uses a common table expression (CTE).

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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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