Paul Burke

Paul
Burke

Paul Burke is a programmer analyst for a financial institution in London. He is an MCSE, MCSD, and MCP:IS.

Articles
XML Links 1
Here's a list of XML-related Web sites.
XML -- The Current Big Thing
XML is an obvious choice for data transportation because many organizations are settling on it as an industry-standard description of data.
XML and SQL Server 2000 2
Check out SQL Server 2000's XML enhancements and explore an example of how you can extract data from SQL Server 2000 as XML, format the data, then use that data in your application.
Creating a Trace - 01 Jul 1999 3
Start with provided samples and wizard-generated traces to quickly create custom traces to investigate database problems.
An Overview of SQL Trace - 01 Jul 1999
Use SQL Trace, an Open Data Services (ODS)sniffer program, to monitor, record and troubleshoot SQL Server 6.x.
Using SQL Profiler 2
The new SQL Profiler utility lets you monitor, analyze, and tune SQL Server 7.0.
SQL Profiler
The new SQL Profiler in SQL Server 7.0 is powerful and easy to use. SQL Profiler is based on the SQL Trace utility for SQL Server 6.X.
An Overview of SQL Trace - 01 Apr 1999
Microsoft supplied the SQL Trace utility with SQL Server 6.x and replaced it with SQL Profiler in SQL Server 7.0. Anything you can do on a SQL 6.x system with SQL Trace, you can do on SQL 7.0 using SQL Profiler, but you can do more with SQL Profiler.
Creating a Trace - 01 Apr 1999
Although the options seem endless, if you start with the provided samples and wizard-generated traces, you can quickly create custom traces to investigate database issues.

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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
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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