Knowing which counters can be trusted to give you valid information and which counters can't be trusted is very important to properly monitoring and troubleshooting storage and Microsoft SQL Server....More
In this 11 session class we will learn all about enterprise storage and virtualization so that as the DBA we can make intelligent decisions about how to configure storage and when to virtualize servers as well as how to monitor and troubleshoot when using enterprise storage and/or virtualization....More
Microsoft released the details of the next release of the Windows Server operating system currently known as Windows Server 2012. Here are some of of the highlights.
ity for your SQL Server virtual machines. Live Migrations Live Migration without the requirement for shared storage between the different virtualization hosts Live Storage Migration enables you to move a virtual machine’s configuration, virtual hard disk and snapshot files to a new location without incurring any downtime for the VM. Network virtualization enables multiple virt...More
The cost of downtime can be significant depending on your SQL Server environment. Here are several high-availability options that, despite their price tags, can easily outweigh the cost of server or application downtime....More
Windows Server 2008 lets you configure the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) differently in clusters than in Windows Server 2003. Find out how these changes will affect your clustered SQL Server environment....More
Tests of server virtualization products VMware ESX Server 3.5 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, plus SQL Server running four virtual machines (VMs) indicate that SQL Server running in a VM is ready to handle production workloads....More
Needs to maintain application availability, to stash copies of data in safe, remote locations, and to be able to readily recover data have given rise to new SQL Server 2005 features, as well as new backup and recovery strategies....More
An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences.
It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab. ...More
The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More