Stephen Forte

Stephen
Forte

Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor in .NET components, and a participating board member at numerous technology start-ups. A Microsoft MVP recipient, Stephen is currently the Microsoft Regional Director for the New York metro region and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen has authored several books, including Programming SQL Server 2008, and speaks regularly at industry conferences worldwide. Prior to his position with Telerik, he served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a variety of organizations, including Corzen and Zagat Survey. Stephen is a Certified ScrumMaster and holds an MBA from City University of New York.

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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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