Database Administration http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9172/more en AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix.</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-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli#comments Database High Availability Availability Groups Availability Groups jobs jobs SQL Server SQL Server synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 20361 at http://sqlmag.com Quick T-SQL Tip: Parsing Drive and File Information in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Parsing full physical file names for information is one of those tasks a database administrator (DBA) finds they do on a semi-frequent basis; from looking up SQL Agent Job output paths or reviewing database file metadata. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server#comments T-SQL Database Administration file parse path String Transact SQL Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:00 +0000 20341 at http://sqlmag.com Tempdb: Checksum or Torn Page Detection (or None)? http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I read a posting about the Page Verify option of database properties, and tempdb not allowing any option other than CHECKSUM, which is not true for SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012. Why would you want to use an option other than CHECKSUM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none#comments Database Performance Tuning Checksum Page Verify tempdb torn page detection Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:09:00 +0000 20321 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Enterprise or Standard? A Hands-On Planning Tool to Get it Just Right http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about a planning tool that some people have found quite effective for analyzing the financial trade-offs of changing their use of SQL Server Enterprise and Software Assurance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool#comments Database Administration core licenses Enterprise edition planning tool sa Software Assurance SQL Server instances Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:49:00 +0000 20301 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Layer: The SQL-NoSQL Love Child http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FoundationDB announced today the release of SQL Layer, calling it the love child of SQL and NoSQL. SQL Layer combines scalability and consistency with high performance and fault tolerance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child#comments Database Development Database Performance Tuning database development fault tolerant FoundationDB hosting NoSQL open source SQL Server website support Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 20291 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts <div class="node-body blog-body">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 SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts.</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-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts#comments Database High Availability Alerts Alerts AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups deadlocks deadlocks disk space disk space SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20271 at http://sqlmag.com Clustered Indexes Based Upon GUIDs http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids <div class="node-body article-body">A look at GUIDs and Clustered Indexes and why this combination is bad and what can be done to make it better (to some extent).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids#comments Database Performance Tuning GUID Index SQL Server Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20231 at http://sqlmag.com http://thesqlagentman.com/go/guids_r_bad/ Big Data: Model or Not Model? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model <div class="node-body article-body">Are you faced with issues of how to wrangle database design and data modeling in the big data world?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence big data data modeling database design Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:21:00 +0000 20251 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 4: Synchronizing Server-Level Details http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details <div class="node-body blog-body">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 these scenarios is the availability group (or the group of user-defined databases). </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-4-synchronizing-server-level-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning Availability Groups Availability Groups Servers servers SQL Server AlwaysOn SQL Server AlwaysOn synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:07:00 +0000 20211 at http://sqlmag.com Poor-Man's Disaster Recovery: Use Log Shipping for SQL Server (at Your Own Risk) http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Let's take a closer look at log shipping for SQL Server implementations in this series of articles on application high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) for SQL Server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability data loss disaster recovery Failover high availability Log shipping Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:55:00 +0000 20141 at http://sqlmag.com