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Transferring SQL Server Registration Information Between Machines 3
Microsoft’s Richard Waymire gives a method for moving server registration information between client machines.
The Disappearance of SQL Server Express 1
Microsoft’s Richard Waymire helps a reader locate an instance of SQL Server 2005 Express.
Accessing Web Services in SQL Server 2005
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan explains a design philosophy in SQL Server 2005.
Easy Reading: See Backup Date and Time 1
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers provides a script that creates backup filenames that display the date and time of the backup, complete with leading zeros for easy reading.
Optimizing Distributed Transactions
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan gives tips on how to maintain good performance when executing distributed queries between SQL Server instances.
Using msdb Backup Tables
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers explains techniques for getting valuable information from SQL Server’s msdb backup tables.
Transferring Identity Field Values
Microsoft’s Vaquar Pirzada explains how to use the sp_scriptdynamicupdproc stored procedure to include Identity field values in transactional replication.
Performing Very Large Set Updates
Microsoft’s Vaquar Pirzada gives you options for performing very large set updates in SQL Server 2000.
TIP: Executing Statements in a User Database
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers explains how to execute statements in the context of a user database.
Using the CLR with C# DLLs
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan explains how C# DLLs will work with the CLR in SQL Server 2005.
How Not to Use USE 1
Microsoft’s Gert Drapers provides a script for retrieving table information.
What’s a Snapshot?
Microsoft’s Patrick Conlan gives a brief explanation of database snapshots.
Automatic Truncation of Long Parameter Values 1
Microsoft's Richard Waymire explains a truncating feature in SQL Server 2000.
Using SQL-DMO to Check Code Syntax
Microsoft's Gert Drapers and Patrick Conlan provide a couple of ways you can use SQL-DMO to check code syntax.
Finding an Individual Log File
Microsoft's Gert Drapers provides statements for finding an individual database log file.

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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