Michael Hotek

Michael
Hotek

Michael Hotek is an independent consultant who specializes in replication implementation, disaster recovery, and performance tuning. He manages http://mssqlserver.com and is a SQL Server MVP.

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Disaster Recovery Means Availability, Too
Some IT executives are unwilling to spend money on disaster recovery, though they see the profit in high availability. But you can't have available systems if you can't recover them.
High Availability Solutions 1
SQL Server 2000 provides three technologies that you can use to build highly available systems. But availability is more than technology. This article can help you put all the pieces together.
Database Replication - 24 Jan 2002 2
Looking for an effective database-replication solution? Here’s a concise product guide that you can use to get your search off the ground.

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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 4

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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