Shane Dovers

Shane
Dovers

Shane Dovers is an independent contractor in Texas, focusing on DTS programming and data warehousing. He holds MCSE and PMP certifications.

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Keep DTS Package Logs on Track
DTS package logs can provide valuable troubleshooting information--if you can keep them under control. By using this article's VBScript code with a scheduled SQL Server Agent job, you can manage both the size and number of text-file-based DTS log files.
DTS on the Move 3
Optimum portability is one of the most important goals in creating a Data Transformation Services package that can execute properly on virtually any server.

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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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