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    Sep 19, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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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Sep 17, 2014

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix....More
Sep 12, 2014

Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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Sep 9, 2014

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

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....More
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