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.

Articles
Choosing Log Shipping or Replication
Richard Waymire answers a reader's question about using log shipping or replication to keep a backup server ready.
Controlling Tempdb Size
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about controlling tempdb database growth.
Using Sysxlogins to Retrieve Objects
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about using system tables to retrieve login names.
Archiving Outdated Data
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about archiving outdated database records automatically.
Connecting to SQL Server Through Query Analyzer
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about problems using Query Analyzer to log in to SQL Server.
Failing to Access Virtual Server 1
Richard Waymire answers a reader's question about problems accessing Virtual Server.
Explaining MDAC and TDS Compatibility
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about MDAC's adjusting its TDS stream to the server's level.
Eliminating a Database-in-Use Error Message During a Reload 3
Richard Waymire answers a reader's question about an error message saying the database is in use.
Preventing a Gap in Auto-Increment Numbers
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about triggering an uninterrupted series of numbers.
Answers from Microsoft - 25 Jul 2001 3
Richard Waymire answers readers’ questions about estimating replication time, changing database names during a restore, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 20 Jun 2001 2
Richard Waymire answers readers’ questions about installing the MSDTC Resource, calling a DoEvents in VBScript, securing tables, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 23 May 2001 2
Richard Waymire answers readers’ questions about mapping a logical drive, reinstalling a clustered SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, securing tables, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 26 Apr 2001 1
Richard Waymire tells readers how to append extra characters to a fixed-character column, how to troubleshoot fluctuations in backup tape speed, and more.
Answers from Microsoft - 21 Mar 2001
Microsoft’s Richard Waymire explains security with dynamic T-SQL, triggers on multiple tables, and much more.
Answers from Microsoft - 22 Feb 2001
Richard Waymire answers questions about security with dynamic T-SQL, executing local temporary tables, and more.

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

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 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
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

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
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