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.

Articles
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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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
Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
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