The conversation between Bob Dorr and Jose Fortuny also yielded some additional insights in the following discussion. Keep in mind that Bob and Jose were discussing very specific results from a specific test run and test environment. However, the conversation provides several useful tips.
Much as I hate to look at my own mug, I've started to post some video podcasts. Check them out at http://sqlserverpedia.com/wiki/Podcasts_and_Presentations. If you have a Zune or iPod, we've already got them in easy formats. I'm also interested in hearing your feedback as to what type of topics you'd like to hear about in podcast form.
This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More