Phillip Yale

Phillip
Yale

Philip Yale is a SQL Server DBA for Caudwell Communications who has worked with SQL Server and Sybase since 1994. He and John Kirkwood are coauthors of Sybase ASE System 12.5 Basic Administration (Kirkwood Associates, 2001).

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Snare Those Errors 1
Error handling is an essential part of T-SQL code, but the use and misuse of error-handling routines is poorly understood. Use these error-handling templates to avoid pitfalls and catch errors before they snag your production code.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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