Client network libraries are vital in SQL Server, enabling the communications link between client applications and the SQL Server system. This list will help you get acquainted with SQL Server 2005’s client network libraries....More
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The Native XML Web Services feature in SQL Server 2005 removes dependency on IIS to help you create robust, feature-rich enterprise database solutions. Here’s how the feature works, how to implement it, and how to code client applications....More
The Internet and the emergence of new protocols have driven computing to new levels. The threat from viruses and network intruders has never been higher. Here are seven steps to setting up better security for your SQL Server systems....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
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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