SQL Server 2012 Contained DatabasesCommented on: 2 years ago
(October 4, 2012)
The download code for the video linked to above ("Copying and Moving SQL Server Logins") is not correct.
T-SQL's Datetime Data TypeCommented on: 10 years ago
(September 10, 2004)
"When I inserted records containing date fields that were null, SQL Server put in 1/1/1900."
SQL server WILL insert a NULL value if you tell it to. If you are seeing 1/1/1900 it is probably from...
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The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
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
One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More