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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Dec 16, 2014
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Eight SQL Server Signs the Illuminati Exist

Make no mistake about it, the signs that the Illuminati exist are all around us. You can find their markings on our buildings, on our currency and even in our music videos. That’s right, they’re everywhere!...More
Dec 2, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 16: Job Synchronization Checkup Logic

With Linked Servers configured to allow cross-host or cross-box communication between the servers you’re using to host your AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it’s time to start looking at some scripts that can be used to regularly check whether or not SQL Server Agent jobs are correctly synchronized across all servers in your topology....More
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Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
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