Is Failure an Option?Commented on: 4 years ago
(October 12, 2010)
Kalen D - my SQL Swami. On target indeed.
Could Piracy Limit Sources of SQL Server Help?Commented on: 5 years ago
(March 16, 2010)
Yeah, I agree with Marcos. If I hadn't stolen my car I wouldn't be driving today. If I hadn't metaphorically broken into Kalen's home and robbed her I wouldn't have landed a good job and have a...
Temporal HistogramsCommented on: 6 years ago
(May 3, 2008)
Quite useful, although I'd love to see a generic solution that would work on SQL8 as well. I realize that SQL10 is here, nevertheless SQL9, but I'd like to point out that many, many companies still...
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