The Great SQL Server Migration QuestionCommented on: 4 years ago
(February 17, 2011)
Your database environment is not like Office products. This is the engine of your business usually and swapping out a well running engine or an engine in which you know the limitations of for an...
Disk2Vhd, the Physical to Virtual ConverterCommented on: 5 years ago
(January 9, 2010)
Actually VMWare has had a P2V converter for years. You can download it from VMWare here
You can run the tool while the physical box is running
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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
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