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  • Sep 5, 2013
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    Virtual Clustered SQL Servers Get a Big Feature in VMware 5.5 1

    There are a lot of folks out there who have SQL Server clusters setup under Hyper-V and VMware. One of the issues on the VMware side of things has been the MPIO configuration....More
  • Aug 1, 2013
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    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
  • Mar 7, 2012
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    Reindexing Operations, Database Mirroring, and Slow Storage 2

    When planning out the hardware and network configuration for a database mirroring configuration you need to plan for more than just the normal workload on the system....More
  • Feb 23, 2012
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    SAN Replication vs. Clustering vs. Mirroring

    These are three very different technologies that for the most part aren't competing with each other, but instead are complementary to each other. Read on to see how they are different from each other....More
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    Jan 18, 2012
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    How Can I Use Storage Replication For A Data Center Migration? 1

    The answer to the question here will depend greatly on what storage platforms you have available to you. Assuming that you have some sort of storage array which supports replication to a remote data center you have some pretty neat options available to you....More
  • Nov 17, 2011
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    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 19, 2011
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    Practical Tips for Initializing Replication Snapshots

    I’ve recently spent a bit of time helping a client initialize snapshots for a number of production databases....More
  • Aug 29, 2011
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    Reasons not to configure automatic failover for database mirroring

    There are a few reasons why you may choose not to configure automatic failover....More
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    Aug 2, 2011
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    An Overview of SQL Server High Availability Options 2

    There’s no doubt that availability is one of the most important if not the most important job for the database administrator. However, choosing the right options isn’t always easy because there’s a lot of different options and each is designed for a different purpose....More
  • Jun 29, 2011
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    Don’t Confuse High Availability with Disaster Recovery

    I recently spoke at WindowsIT Pro’s Keeping Mission-Critical Applications Available online event. My session, High Availability Isn’t Disaster Recovery, focused on a number of topics and concepts to the point where I wanted to provide a blog post with additional resources and links....More
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Jul 15, 2014
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The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition 5

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....More
Jul 8, 2014
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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 makes replication much easier to manage....More
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Jun 24, 2014
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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 concerns from a single interface or set of tooling, thus providing better scalability of management....More
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