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).

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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.
sql server 2005 managment studio screenshot
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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May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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
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