Is Failure an Option?Commented on: 4 years ago
(October 8, 2010)
Great article. Your summarizing sentences are right on target at both the personal and corporate level.
Visual Studio 2008 Offers Plethora of New FeaturesCommented on: 7 years ago
(March 7, 2008)
It's great that there are all these new features in VS 2008. What I'd really like to see, however, is an article on using VS Team Edition for Database Pros. So far there is a real lack of...
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My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More