Database-Sizing Tools for SQL Server Commented on: 5 years ago (January 22, 2010) Hello, Thank you for the great article! I'm in need of a sizing tool for the database. Looking for information on HEAP size be for a certain row size. Looks like hardware sizing is easier that...
What Could the Oracle-Sun Deal Mean for the Database Market? Commented on: 5 years ago (April 27, 2009) If Oracle wants to optimize their products for Solaris that's great for them but most of the "bread and butter" for Oracle is the sales on Windows platforms. More that 80% of sales are on Windows OS...
Rebuild Only the Indexes that Need Help Commented on: 6 years ago (July 4, 2008) Hello, Great article! I fully agree with your findings. It seems that the provided stored proc produces an error when executing (creation of the sp). Is there an updated version? I've executed this...
Automate Your Security Audits Commented on: 8 years ago (January 4, 2007) Do you have a version for SQL 2005??
Last Rites for a Beloved Server Commented on: 8 years ago (January 4, 2007) What a great idea!!! How abou including more details and code?
Prove That the Database Isn't to Blame Commented on: 8 years ago (October 5, 2006) Why is this code showing my own process? Does it work on SQL 2005? I think that all articles should specify SQL200, SQL 2005 or both.

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

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