Luther Miller

Luther
Miller

Luther Miller is the vice president of professional services at Softagon in San Francisco. Having worked with various flavors of SQL Server for about 15 years, he's responsible for ongoing custom software projects for multiple clients and rolls up his sleeves to contribute to T-SQL and .NET coding.

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Normalizing the First Day of the Week
The DATEPART function uses the DATEFIRST value when returning the day of the week. Because the DATEFIRST value can differ between regional settings and can be changed, DATEPART can return incorrect results. Here's how to avoid any problems.

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 7: Detecting Primary Replica Ownership

In my mind, there are two logical ways that you might want to have your code check to see if the Primary Replica of a given AG database is currently hosted on a particular server or not...More
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix....More
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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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