Most DBAs use the BACKUP and RESTORE commands’ standard options. However, some of the commands’ infrequently used options can help minimize data loss and downtime when disaster strikes, improve backup performance, and more....More
Previously, David Paul Giroux presented a solution for automating transaction log backups. Here are two more tools—a solution for automating differential backups and a script for restoring transaction logs—to add to your toolbox....More
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Data quality is really important. Why? Because it helps you save money while increasing profits because of accurate contact data. It’s important to understand what data quality is and why it is important....More
Are you dealing with national and international records? The more expansive your records are in territory, the more problems you will face when it comes to verifying addresses. Not only are you dealing with language differences, but you are also dealing with different address formatting for different countries....More
Your contact data is valuable, but is it up to its full potential? Without the proper maintenance, the quality of your data quickly decreases--so quickly that 50% of databases deteriorate after only two years. It is an absolute necessity to maintain your data in order to decrease costs and increase profits....More