Vic Newell

Vic
Newell

Vic Newell is a senior database architect in Knoxville, Tennessee. He and his wife of 17 years, Rita, have four cats, numerous birds, and a gaggle of four-footed varmints. Vic enjoys consulting with local and worldwide clients to solve tough performance and design issues. In addition, he is an instructor of advanced SQL and enterprise data modeling. Vic has been designing and building high-performance mission-critical systems for over 18 years.

Articles
Using Effective Dating in Type Tables 1
By utilizing effective dating in your type tables, you can track when a record is created, modified, and removed, which can prevent reporting and archiving problems.
The Trouble with Type Tables 6
Type tables ensure that your database design is understandable and documented. Here's how to correctly set them up.
4 Ways to Purge Non-Partitioned Data
In an ideal world, all data would be partitioned and deleting huge amounts of it would be easy. Because we don't live in an ideal world, here are four ways to purge large amounts of non-partitioned data.
Sidebar: The Pseudo-Parallel Approach to Purging Non-Partitioned Data 1
Parallelizing operations is easy in Oracle. SQL Server doesn't offer this capability, but you can run parallel operations.

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May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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
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