Victoria Launders

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.

Articles
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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Mar 17, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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