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timjohnstone

Skills: T-SQL

Career Summary:

Tim Johnstone is a MCSE Data Platform in SQL 2012 and has been working in the database industry since 1997.

His particular strengths are in database migration and upgrade, database server infrastructure, procedure development and procedure optimisation.

His various roles have involved experience in a huge range of clients worldwide, from small partnerships to large enterprises, covering Tier1 applications and multi-terrabyte databases.

A sample of the activities he has professional experience in include product architecture and development, project management, technical and user training, technical pre-sales, vendor selection, change control, requirements gathering, report and dashboard design, and of course all things technical in the SQL database engine.

Specialties: Performance Tuning, Migration

Current Roles:

SQL Technical Specialist

From the Blogs
May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

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
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

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
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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