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Archiving Outdated Data
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about archiving outdated database records automatically.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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From the Blogs
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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