Victoria Launders


Victoria Launders is a freelance consultant with more than 12 years of experience in database administration and design. She heads Specialist Data Systems and is the SQL Server database administrator for a large financial institution.

Managing SQL Server Jobs 6
Use SQL Server jobs to automate processes that keep your server and databases functional.
Using SQL Server 7.0 Jobs 2
SQL Server 7.0 jobs let you schedule work how and when you need to. Here's how you can create and define jobs to automate repetitive database administration tasks.
SQL Server 7.0 Security 1
Security in SQL Server 7.0 is more flexible--and more complex--than in SQL Server 6.5. This overview includes a primer on the hottest new part of SQL Server 7.0 security: database roles, sets of permissions associated with specific functionality.

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Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015

A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

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
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