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Training Week: Announcing Edwin’s New Class on Failover Clustered Instances

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This week, we’ve got a bunch of announcements about new training classes. Next up, Edwin Sarmiento: his 3-day Always On Availability Group class has been getting great reviews: “This class is fantastic. There is no filler, and no needless repetition, so be prepared to pay attention the entire duration. Edwin clearly is very passionate about…
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SQL Server Failover Clusters

Microsoft SQL Server Failover Clusters The options for high availability can get confusing, and we bet you’re having a hard time finding simple information on what a cluster does and the most common gotchas when planning a cluster. In these articles, we’ll explain what clusters are, what they’re good for, and why we like to…
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An Introduction to SQL Server Clusters

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The options for high availability can get confusing. I was lucky enough to begin working with SQL Server clusters early in my career, but many people have a hard time finding simple information on what a cluster does and the most common gotchas when planning a cluster. Today, I’ll tell you what clusters are, what they’re…
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Cluster Node

Clustering helps you achieve higher availability by wiring up more than one server to the same set of shared drives.  If one server has a catastrophic problem like failures in Windows, the motherboard, the memory, the network cards, etc, then SQL Server will automatically restart on another server connected to the same storage. Clustering is…
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[Video] Office Hours: Last San Diego Balcony Edition

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It’s the last San Diego balcony edition of Office Hours! You posted your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvoted the ones you’d like to see. Here’s what we covered this week: 00:00 Introductions 00:50 Steve E: Hi Brent, How are you enjoying the Porsche 944? 01:55 Midwest DBA: Hey Brent, The wife says my DBA oncall…
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Do You Have to License Your Standby SQL Server?

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Businesses who need high availability and disaster recovery usually want three servers: A primary SQL Server where all the writes & reads take place A high availability SQL Server sitting right next to the primary, in the same data center, keeping up with its writes, and A disaster recovery SQL Server sitting in another city…
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[Video] Office Hours 2018/12/19 (With Transcriptions)

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This week, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss disaster recovery, Python vs C# for SQL Server, whether you should perform log backups on primary or secondary on AGs, why Postgres is so popular, using mount points for tempdb, attention events, database corruption, MERGE statements, restoring a table from a database, features they look forward to in…
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