William Zack is a consultant, developer, and author of several computer books. He is also founder and chairman of the New York Enterprise Windows User Group and co-moderator of the New York .NET Developers Group.
SQL Server Service Broker lets internal or external database-related processes send messages to and receive them from each other, providing a valuable way to implement database-oriented middleware and distributed database applications.
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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
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