My Favorite Tool of 2012: Remote Desktop ManagerCommented on: 2 years ago
(January 3, 2013)
Looks like a really good tool. I've been using visionapp's Remote Desktop 2011 which I is always running on my desktop. I'm going to give this a run for its money. Thanks!...
Cloud Proof Your CareerCommented on: 3 years ago
(July 1, 2011)
Keep in mind what industries will AND which CANNOT use the cloud. Defense and Intelligence agencies and supporting industries will not leverage the commercial cloud. Data is too sensitive for that...
Welcome to (SQL Server) 2011Commented on: 4 years ago
(January 14, 2011)
Simple. Like a child looking through the store window, "New Toys!!!" Then they look in their pockets, frown and walk off with their head hanging down. Been there, done that. I can say I...
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In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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
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