Mel Shum

Mel
Shum

Mel Shum has been in the computer industry for the past 21 years. In the last eight years, he has specialized in integrating business applications and databases with advanced data storage arrays. Mel currently works as an architect for Network Appliance in Sunnyvale, California.

Articles
Database vs. Storage Replication
Are you unsure about whether to use database or storage replication to replicate your data? Here are three factors to consider before deciding which is best for you.
SQL Server on a SAN 1
Get a handle on SAN fundamentals and learn more about how SANs can boost SQL Server database performance and improve database backups and restores.
Selecting a Storage Array for a SAN 1
Look for these key features when evaluating storage arrays to contain your SQL Server databases.

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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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