Richard Waymire

Richard
Waymire

Richard Waymire is a consultant and trainer, as well as a mentor with SolidQ. Richard is also a contributing editor to SQL Server Pro.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Licensing Options
SQL Server 2012 licensing is changing, especially for the Enterprise edition. Find out what is being changed and how it can affect licensing costs.
Welcome to SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 promises to be an exciting release. Here are some of the new features and enhancements you can expect to see.
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Connecting and Configuring SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Clients
Users can't simply log on to a SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse appliance to access its data. Client connectivity tools and the tools to query PDW need to be installed on the users' computers. Here's how.
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Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 1
Database mirroring can be a great way to improve database availability because it’s fairly easy to deploy, administer, and maintain.
Accounting for Transaction Log Growth 1
Microsoft’s SQL Server development team explains why a transaction log expands and offers remedies for the problem.
Using a CHECK Constraint to Enforce a Trigger’s Unique Value 3
Microsoft’s SQL Server development team tells a reader how to enforce a trigger’s unique value by using a custom CHECK constraint or, in SQL Server 2000, INSTEAD OF triggers.
Determining the Maximum Number of Connections to SQL Server 2000 1
Microsoft’s SQL Server development team explains how to accommodate the most SQL Server connections on one node.
Accessing Extended Properties in a Web-Based Application
Microsoft’s SQL Server development team provides code that retrieves extended properties in a Web-based SQL Server administration application.
Using Dynamic Snapshot for Merge Replication 1
Microsoft’s SQL Server development team explains why dynamic snapshot processes articles for replication multiple times.
Shrinking a Bloated Database and Log File
Richard Waymire tells a reader how to shrink a ballooning database and log file.
Inserting an Image into a Column 1
Richard Waymire provides a VB code example for a reader’s question about inserting an image into a column.
Transferring Passwords Between Different SQL Server Releases
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about transferring passwords during a backup and restore.
Updating SQL Server’s Internal Server Name
Richard Waymire tells a reader how to avoid passing old server and database names to a new server.
Retrieving Many Records in Query Analyzer
Richard Waymire helps a reader fetch 5 million records.
Avoiding the Autoclose and Autoshrink Options
Richard Waymire explains why you should avoid Autoclose and Autoshrink when you choose your database options.

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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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