High Availability

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SQL Server High Availability with Amazon EC2

  • Jul 23, 2014

    Session 2: Creating Synchronous, Asynchronous and Read-Only Replicas  

    Running Time: 56 minutes | In this session, you'll see how you can create AlwaysOn Availability Groups that contain both synchronous and asynchronous replicas. You'll also see how you can offload reporting and backups to read-only replicas....More
  • Jul 23, 2014

    Session 3: Creating AlwaysOn Availability Groups in Azure  

    Running Time: 50 minutes | In the final session, you'll see how you can create SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability group replicas in Azure and use them for cloud-based disaster recovery....More
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    Oct 30, 2013

    SQL Server High Availability with Amazon EC2

    DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology can be used to provide a SQL Server high availability solution within the Amazon EC2 environment....More
  • Aug 1, 2013

    Massive Speed and High Availability

    One of the things people are always trying to figure out is how to get high-speed disks and high availability (HA) all in a single package. A possible solution is the DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology....More
  • Nov 17, 2011

    SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate Offers New Capabilities

    Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 is now available for download and include new capabilities over the SQL Server Denali CTP3 release....More

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Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015

A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
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