Is it Time for a Professional Code of Ethics for DBAs?Commented on: 6 years ago
(April 22, 2009)
Just a random thought - Any code should include the words "To the best of my ability,...". That leaves it up to me (and my employer, I would hope) to improve my ability, through training, reading,...
The Logical Puzzle - 18 Oct 2005Commented on: 9 years ago
(November 4, 2005)
You cut a stick (of length = 1 unit) into three pieces randomly. You can only make a triangle out of them if the longest piece (x) is LESS than the combined length of the other two pieces (y and (1-x...
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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
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