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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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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