Wayne Snyder

Wayne
Snyder

Wayne Snyder is a SQL Server managing consultant for Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in business intelligence and collaboration solutions. Wayne is a PASS Board of Directors member, a SQL Server MVP, an MCT, and an MCDBA.

Articles
Making a Name for Yourself
Share your SQL Server knowledge by writing, speaking, and participating in forums and newsgroups--and enhance your career at the same time.
Problem Children 3
SQL Server data types (including integer, character, numeric, datetime, and uniqueidentifier) can behave in surprising ways. Keep them in check with these tips.
English Query Relationships
Learn to properly define various types of relationships to take full advantage of English Query.
English Query from the Beginning
English Query (EQ) gives users maximum flexibility to get answers from SQL Server databases. We'll show you how to set it up and preview what's new in EQ 2000.
Ensuring Up-to-the-Minute Database Recovery 2
A little-known aspect of SQL Server 7.0 can prevent you from getting up-to-the-minute database recovery. Here's what you can do to protect your business data.

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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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