Can LUNs Be Extended Online Under VMware and Hyper-V?Commented on: 2 years ago
(November 26, 2012)
I have to say that I really like the additional software tooling available from my storage vendor. I can use their tooling installed on my SQL Servers to "grow" LUNs inside a volume. I...
The Flooding in Thailand Is A Real ProblemCommented on: 3 years ago
(January 25, 2012)
Yes, Netapp is having real problems supplying any new drives, SATA or SAS. I would hope that they are keeping a reserve for failure replacements.
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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