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09/24/2014 (All day)

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 7: Detecting Primary Replica Ownership

In my mind, there are two logical ways that you might want to have your code check to see if the Primary Replica of a given AG database is currently....More
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09/17/2014 - 6:00am

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix....More
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09/09/2014 (All day)

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a....More
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09/05/2014 - 2:07pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 4: Synchronizing Server-Level Details

When setting up HA or HA+DR solutions with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it's critical to remember that the basic unit of failover in....More
09/04/2014 - 6:01am

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 3: Defining Batch Jobs

I commonly find that many organizations will set up regular tasks to go out and delete abandoned carts—or shopping carts that haven’t been touched in....More
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08/28/2014 - 2:59pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context

Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high....More
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08/26/2014 - 2:53pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction

While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from....More
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08/05/2014 (All day)

SQL Server Management Studio’s Ugly ANSI_PADDING Bug

Learn more about the problem with SQL Server Management Studio's generation of scripts with ANSI_PADDING OFF along with a helpful solution....More
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07/30/2014 - 3:20pm

When More Expensive Processors Actually Cost Less

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....More
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07/15/2014 - 12:43pm

The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition

Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory....More
07/08/2014 (All day)

Replication: Sometimes More is Less

The unconventionality of having two publications for complex, unruly databases typically ends up saving huge amounts of time over the long haul and....More
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06/24/2014 - 12:53pm

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Third Party Log Readers

When DBAs and SysAdmins learn the ins-and-outs of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, they’re then able to address high availability and disaster recovery....More
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06/19/2014 - 6:01am

Stored Procedures: Still Relevant

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....More
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06/11/2014 - 1:04pm

Missing Indexes Correlated Against Execution Costs and Counts

Here's a query that every DBA should have in their toolbox....More
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06/03/2014 - 3:05pm

Off-Box Copies of SQL Server Backups with RoboCopy

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....More
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