Michael D. Reilly

Michael D.
Reilly

Michael D. Reilly is a former contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and Windows & .NET Magazine, an MCSE, and an MCT.

Articles
Setting the Record Straight - 22 Aug 2000
Contrary to SQL Server Books Online, SQL Server 7.0 checkpoints write all changed pages to disk immediately.
Answers to Practice Questions—The Transaction Log
Check your answers to the practice questions.
Backup Strategies
Explore SQL Server's three types of backups: full, log, and differential.
Practice Questions: Defining Jobs
Test your knowledge of how to define jobs that fire when a previous job completes or when an alert condition arises.
Answers to June Practice Questions: Defining Jobs
Check your answers to the June practice questions about defining SQL Server 7.0 jobs.
Lab Files: Defining Jobs
Use these exercises to practice defining SQL Server 7.0 jobs.
Lab Files: Alerts and Operators
Use these exercises to practice setting alerts and operators.
Defining Jobs
SQL Server 7.0 lets you set up not just a single task, but a series of tasks with dependencies.
Answers to May Practice Questions: Alerts and Operators
Here are answers to the May practice questions about alerts and operators.
Practice Questions: Alerts and Operators
Test your skill on setting SQL Server alerts and operators.
Alerts and Operators
To master SQL Server 7.0's automated administrative tasks, you need to know how to configure alerts and set up operators.
Answers to January Practice Questions Login Security
Answers to SQL Server certification January practice questions about login security
Practice Questions Security and Permissions
SQL Server certification exam questions on security and permissions
Certifiably SQL: Security and Permissions
Tips for setting security in your SQL Server databases
Answers to December Practice Questions
Answers to December practice questions on constraints and integrity.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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