Robert Sheldon

Robert
Sheldon

Robert Sheldon has written numerous books and articles about Windows technologies, database systems, business intelligence, scripting, enterprise operations, and consumerization. His books include Beginning MySQL (Wiley) and SQL: A Beginner’s Guide (McGraw-Hill). Visit his website.

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5 Tips for Developing SQL Server Integration Services Packages
These five tips help you avoid a few frustrations that might arise when developing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages so you keep your development efforts moving forward.
Accessing SQL Server Data from PowerShell, Part 2 1
Because PowerShell is integrated with the.NET framework, you can leverage the .NET object model within PowerShell scripts and build ADO.NET objects that retrieve SQL Server data; learn how to use ADO.NET to insert, update, and delete SQL Server data.
Accessing SQL Server Data from PowerShell, Part 1 1
Learn how to use ADO.NET to retrieve SQL Server data through PowerShell scripts.
Integrate MySQL and SQL Server 1
Need to retrieve MySQL data and insert it into a SQL Server database? SQL Server Integration Services and MySQL connectors let you do so fairly easily.

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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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