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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

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

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
Mar 12, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

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
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