Omri Bahat is a director at SQL Farms in Alexandria, Virginia. Specializing in large database environments, he served as the lead database architect at Symantec and has a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering.
Developers and software vendors use the WITH ENCRYPTION clause to obscure the underlying schema of their products. However, advanced users can still access the code. Here’s a simple do-it-yourself T-SQL algorithm that unlocks encrypted database objects.
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
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