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  • 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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Apr 15, 2014
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Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
Apr 8, 2014
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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Apr 1, 2014
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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More
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