Kimberly L. Tripp

Kimberly L.
Tripp

Kimberly L. Tripp has been working with SQL Server since 1990, and she’s worked as a consultant, trainer, speaker, and writer specializing in core SQL Server performance tuning and availability since 1995.

Articles
The Outer (Join) Limits 2
When you work with relational databases, you sometimes need to bring your tables together in a join. Explore the world of outer joins in the T-SQL classroom.
Aliases in T-SQL 1
Get the lowdown on aliases and how they relate to SQL Server joins.
T-SQL Tutor Project - 01 Nov 2001
Practice using joins and polish your T-SQL skills with this month's homework.
T-SQL Tutor Quick Tip 2
Use WITH SCHEMABINDING to create a view on any tables you want to protect from accidental deletion.
Joins 101 1
Confused about what joins are and how to use them? Take a trip to the T-SQL classroom.
T-SQL Tutor Project - 01 Oct 2001
Test your T-SQL knowledge.
October T-SQL Tutor Project Answers
You can find the answers to this month's T-SQL Tutor practice questions in Listing A.

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May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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
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