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Introducing the SQL Server Consolidated Monitoring Tool Commented on: 3 years ago (January 6, 2012) Where is the dynamic connection for the reports connecting to? Any report that uses the dynamic connection dies, and I don't know where its trying to connect to as the properties only show <...
Why can't SQL Server update statistics on the fly? Commented on: 3 years ago (November 8, 2011) Good insght, but it then begs the question: What good is the "Auto Update Stats" setting?
Quickly Find Your Worst-Performing T-SQL Statements Commented on: 6 years ago (November 11, 2008) What period of time is collected for the report?
Decrypt SQL Server Objects Commented on: 7 years ago (July 25, 2007) Disregard the above, I fat fingered.
The Logical Puzzle - 19 Apr 2007 Commented on: 8 years ago (May 7, 2007) Answer 13112221 Its a count of the numbers. The first number is 1, when counting you have 1 1's or 11 the next number is 21 or 2 1's and so on until 13112221 or 1 3s,1 1's, 2 2's 2 1's making the...

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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