Ron Talmage

Ron
Talmage

Ron Talmage owns and operates Prospice LLC, a database-consulting firm based in Seattle. He is president of the Pacific Northwest SQL Server Users Group, has an MCSD and an MCP in SQL Server, edits PASSnews, and is a SQL Server MVP. He wrote Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Administrator’s Guide (Prima).

Articles
PolyServe Database Utility for SQL Server 1
HP PolyServe Database Utility for SQL Server offers simplified consolidation and failover for SQL Server but requires careful planning to install.
Putting Together Your High Availability Puzzle 1
In SQL Server 2005, Microsoft not only added database mirroring to achieve higher availability but also substantially improved existing availability features.
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SQL Server 2005 Management Tools 1
The release of SQL Server 2005 brings lots of changes in every aspect of the product. Join Kalen Delaney and Ron Talmage on an exploration of the new management tools.
Log Explorer 3.03
Lumigent Technologies' Log Explorer lets you recover transaction log data, often while the system is running—-and you can select exactly the transactions you want to restore.
Simple Log Shipping in SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
Although SQL Server 2000's Standard Edition lacks the log shipping utility that the Enterprise and Developer Editions contain, you can use the Simple Log Shipping Tool to ship database logs.
Log Shipping in SQL Server 2000, Part 2 1
Now that you've seen how you can easily set up, reconfigure, and monitor log shipping in SQL Server 2000, beef up your knowledge of role changes, role reversals, and where to place the monitor server.
Split Mirror, SAN, and NAS 3
Learn more about Storage Area Networks.
Log Shipping in SQL Server 2000, Part 1
See how SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager provides built-in functionality that makes log shipping easy to set up, reconfigure, and monitor.
Split-Mirror Backup and Restore 1
If you require maximum database availability and can't afford the downtime of restoring very large databases, split-mirror technology offers an easy-to-use, hardware-based solution.
Log Explorer
Lumigent Technologies introduces the first tool that lets you read SQL Server 7.0 transaction logs.
Log Shipping with SQL Server 7.0 4
Check out this robust yet low-cost, low-tech road to high availability and disaster protection.
Log Shipping with SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition full supports log shipping.
ER/Studio 4.02a 1
Armed with a new interface and other enhancements, Embarcadero's data modeling tool is poised to go head-to-head with market leader PLATINUM ERwin/ERX.
Lab Reports: SQL-Programmer IX
Sylvain Faust’s SQL-Programmer, a third-party, general-purpose SQL Server utility development tool, provides cross-platform capability for any combination of SQL Server, Sybase Adaptive Server, and Oracle.
CAST Workbench 1
Is CAST Workbench the developer's killer app?
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