Tomaz Kastrun

Tomaz
Kastrun

Tomaz Kastrun is a BI developer at Studio Moderna in Slovenia. He focuses on data mining and programming in SQL and .NET. He's an active member of several SQL forums, and he blogs about query optimization.

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SSIS Package Pings Servers 7
This handy SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package uses the Ping command to check the connectivity of servers in an IP network.
Stored Procedure Generates INSERT INTO Statements for Transferring Small Amounts of Data 1
Using the import/export and data transfer methods provided in SQL Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) can take a lot of time, so they're not very efficient when you have to transfer only small amounts of data. Rather than manually creating the needed INSERT INTO statements, here's a stored procedure that can automatically create them for you.

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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