Practical SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/blog/10109/feed en AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high availability and disaster recovery are quite different.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Clustering Clustering SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:59:00 +0000 20001 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction <div class="node-body blog-body">While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from within a single, unified, set of technologies and tooling, AlwaysOn Availability Groups also come with a number of challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction#comments SQL Server Database Administration AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups backups backups jobs jobs sql server agent sql server agent Practical SQL Server Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 19951 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Management Studio’s Ugly ANSI_PADDING Bug http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-management-studio-s-ugly-ansipadding-bug <div class="node-body blog-body">Learn more about the problem with SQL Server Management Studio's generation of scripts with ANSI_PADDING OFF along with a helpful solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-management-studio-s-ugly-ansipadding-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-management-studio-s-ugly-ansipadding-bug#comments Database Administration ANSI_PADDING ANSI_PADDING SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server Management Studio SQL Server Management Studio SSMS SSMS Practical SQL Server Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19461 at http://sqlmag.com When More Expensive Processors Actually Cost Less http://sqlmag.com/blog/when-more-expensive-processors-actually-cost-less <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart organizations are always looking for ways to cut costs when it comes to licensing SQL Server. Here are two ideas, or options, to save money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/when-more-expensive-processors-actually-cost-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/when-more-expensive-processors-actually-cost-less#comments SQL Server Database Administration costs costs licensing licensing SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 19391 at http://sqlmag.com The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition http://sqlmag.com/blog/marginalization-sql-server-standard-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory it can use, and in terms of what seems to be a shift in focus on the role of Standard Edition from Microsoft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/marginalization-sql-server-standard-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/marginalization-sql-server-standard-edition#comments SQL Server licensing licensing SQL Server SQL Server Standard Edition Standard Edition Practical SQL Server Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:43:00 +0000 18891 at http://sqlmag.com Replication: Sometimes More is Less http://sqlmag.com/blog/replication-sometimes-more-less <div class="node-body blog-body">The unconventionality of having two publications for complex, unruly databases typically ends up saving huge amounts of time over the long haul and makes replication much easier to manage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/replication-sometimes-more-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/replication-sometimes-more-less#comments Database Administration publication publication replication replication SQL Server SQL Server Tip Tip trick trick Practical SQL Server Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 18721 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Third Party Log Readers http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-third-party-log-readers <div class="node-body blog-body">When DBAs and SysAdmins learn the ins-and-outs of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, they’re then able to address high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single interface or set of tooling, thus providing better scalability of management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-third-party-log-readers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-third-party-log-readers#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability Disaster Disaster DR DR HA HA Log Reader Agent Log Reader Agent SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:53:00 +0000 18551 at http://sqlmag.com Stored Procedures: Still Relevant http://sqlmag.com/blog/stored-procedures-still-relevant <div class="node-body blog-body">Even if SQL Server database developers are totally committed to using ORMs, it's still worthwhile to assume that once you start storing lots of data, you’ll start running into performance problems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/stored-procedures-still-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/stored-procedures-still-relevant#comments Database Development ORMs ORMs Performance Performance scalability scalability stored procedures Stored procedures Practical SQL Server Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:01:00 +0000 18411 at http://sqlmag.com Missing Indexes Correlated Against Execution Costs and Counts http://sqlmag.com/blog/missing-indexes-correlated-against-execution-costs-and-counts <div class="node-body blog-body">Here's a query that every DBA should have in their toolbox.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/missing-indexes-correlated-against-execution-costs-and-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/missing-indexes-correlated-against-execution-costs-and-counts#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server Database Administration execution costs execution costs missing indexes missing indexes SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:04:00 +0000 18341 at http://sqlmag.com Off-Box Copies of SQL Server Backups with RoboCopy http://sqlmag.com/blog/box-copies-sql-server-backups-robocopy <div class="node-body blog-body">Check out what could be called a poor man's approach to getting copies of your SQL Server backups off-box and to a secondary or tertiary location.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/box-copies-sql-server-backups-robocopy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/box-copies-sql-server-backups-robocopy#comments SQL Server Database Administration backups backups RoboCopy robocopy SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:05:00 +0000 18221 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server DBA Tip: One Time Schedules http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-dba-tip-one-time-schedules <div class="node-body blog-body">Creating and using one time schedules represent a great way to verify if a job will work or not—without having to wait hours or days to see if you configured everything correctly.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-dba-tip-one-time-schedules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-dba-tip-one-time-schedules#comments Database Performance Tuning DBA DBA jobs jobs schedules schedules SQL Server SQL Server Tip Tip Practical SQL Server Tue, 20 May 2014 17:16:00 +0000 18021 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server DBA Tip: Credentials and Proxies http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-dba-tip-credentials-and-proxies <div class="node-body blog-body">In situations where elevated permissions are needed to execute particular SQL Server jobs, or more importantly, steps within given jobs, a more secure way to tackle elevated permissions is to use credentials and proxies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-dba-tip-credentials-and-proxies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-dba-tip-credentials-and-proxies#comments Database Performance Tuning Database Security Credentials Credentials Proxies Proxies security security SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Tue, 13 May 2014 22:46:00 +0000 17931 at http://sqlmag.com Finding SQL Server Agent Jobs Running at a Particular Time http://sqlmag.com/blog/finding-sql-server-agent-jobs-running-particular-time <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m guessing I’m not the first person to come up with the need to try and correlate a problem or issue on a server against whether or not a SQL Server Agent job was running or not.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/finding-sql-server-agent-jobs-running-particular-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/finding-sql-server-agent-jobs-running-particular-time#comments Database Performance Tuning Database Administration jobs jobs sql server agent sql server agent troubleshooting troubleshooting Practical SQL Server Wed, 07 May 2014 10:05:00 +0000 17711 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Management Studio 2014: Notes from the Field http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-management-studio-2014-notes-field <div class="node-body blog-body">SQL Server Management Studio is a complex application that does a ton of wonderful things and, with SSMS 2014, there are still a couple of quirks or issues that I hope that Microsoft addresses or corrects someday.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-management-studio-2014-notes-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-management-studio-2014-notes-field#comments SQL Server 2014 Database Administration Remember Password Remember Password SQL Server 2014 SQL Server 2014 SQL Server Management Studio SQL Server Management Studio SSMS Practical SQL Server Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 17451 at http://sqlmag.com Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups http://sqlmag.com/blog/save-thousands-licensing-costs-sql-server-alwayson-availability-groups <div class="node-body blog-body">Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/save-thousands-licensing-costs-sql-server-alwayson-availability-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/save-thousands-licensing-costs-sql-server-alwayson-availability-groups#comments Windows Server 2012 Database High Availability Windows Server 2012 R2 SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups licensing licensing SQL Server SQL Server Standard Edition Standard Edition Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Practical SQL Server Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:10:00 +0000 17201 at http://sqlmag.com