Visual Studio 2010 provides a number of new database tools that let you navigate databases, create database projects, compare database schema and data, design tables, design queries, and write T-SQL scripts....More
File operations that require many lines of T-SQL code can often be handled with a single function call if you use a CLR class, such as FileCLR. This class lets you easily obtain a list of the files in a folder, write text to a file, and much more....More
An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences.
It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab. ...More
The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More