Roman Rehak

Roman
Rehak

Roman Rehak is a developer, author, and speaker working at Competitive Computing in Burlington, Vermont. He is an MCSD, an MCDBA, an MCSA, and an active member of Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

Articles
Digging into SSMS
Explore some lesser-known SQL Server Management Studio features that can help you better manage queries, organize scripts and other task resources, and report database and server statistics.
Native XML Web Services in SQL Server 2005 6
The Native XML Web Services feature in SQL Server 2005 removes dependency on IIS to help you create robust, feature-rich enterprise database solutions. Here’s how the feature works, how to implement it, and how to code client applications.
Reporting for Duty 1
Learn about long-awaited SQL Server Reporting Services, and download a demo application that shows how to easily integrate report management, viewing, and rendering into your applications.
Installing the Sample Reports and Setting up the Demo Application
Follow the instructions for SQL Server 2000 or for SQL Server 2005 when you install and set up the demo application and sample reports for SQL Server Reporting Services.
Inside Database Maintenance Plans 4
The Database Maintenance Plan Wizard makes creating maintenance plans easy, but making less-optimal (or erroneous) choices is also easy. Follow these guidelines and avoid these gotchas when creating maintenance plans.

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From the Blogs
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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