This post originated one night when John Sterrett (blog|twitter) was asking for a good place to find salary information. I was able to quickly refer him to O*Net, a government database of job descriptions, and extensive salary info based on IRS return data. I mentioned that it was one of the top five things I […]
Always use notifications on your backup jobs. Backup t-logs quite frequently.
Allan Hirt Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering Paul Randal—White Paper on HA Solutions in SQL 2008 Slipstreaming SQL Server Install Building a cluster from MS Also, in answer to the question–if you lose your private heartbeat network, in 2008 the cluster will revert to using the public network, so no outage will happen. If […]
I’m presenting at 10:15 AM Saturday, at SQL Saturday in Boston, on “Building Your First SQL Cluster”. I really love presenting this topic–if you want to learn about high availability and disaster recovery concepts, and how they apply to SQL Server.I will cover clustering concepts and hardware requirements. Additionally, I will go over who in […]
In my earlier post “Adding a New Disk to a SQL Cluster Instance“, I needed to clarify something based on a comment. Any drive that gets added to your cluster that is not a mount point, as in occupies a physical drive letter, needs to be dependent on the SQL Server service. I didn’t think […]
If you’re still on the fence about going to SQL Rally, and need more rationale for why you should go, then check out the GREAT schedule at the website. Below are the sessions I plan on attending when I’m not presenting my session—Using Data Tier Applications to Deploy Applications to SQL Azure (which I’ll discuss […]
Recently, we got a new SAN (yeah!!!), unfortunately, our SAN vendor’s migration utilities are priced at such a level, that there is no way we were going to use them. So we had to resort to manually moving the disks. Fortunately in this instance all of the directory names and data files were the same, […]
For some reason this has been hot in my search options of late, and since I’m speaking on “Deploying Your Applications to SQL Azure” there, I needed to figure it out myself. So here’s a brief list of costs for the event. Registration: $299+$199 for pre-con seminars–so $500 Flight: Orlando is one of the cheapest […]
Slides here. No comments about steaming piles of DAC, please 🙂
This is the slide deck from my presentation from #sqlsat69 Building your first Sql Server cluster http://slidesha.re/etJZ5z Will update with my Data Tier Application slides following that presentation.