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).
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.
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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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
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