Exam 70-458 – Objective 3 – Implement high availability

Implement AlwaysOn Implement a mirroring solution using AlwaysOn Availability modes (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff877931.aspx) Asynchronous-commit mode Synchronous-commit mode Steps to perform Create mirroring endpoint (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff878259.aspx) Enable AlwaysON (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff878259.aspx) Create an availability group (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff878307.aspx) ALTER AVAILABILITY GROUP GroupA ADD DATABASE DB Create an availability group listener (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh213080.aspx) Add a secondary replica (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh213078.aspx) ALTER DATABASE db SET HADR AVAILABILITY GROUP […]

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Exam 70-458 – Objective 2 – Implement Security

Manage logins and server roles Configure server security (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb283235.aspx) Secure the SQL Server using Windows Account/SQL Server accounts, server roles Server-Level Roles (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188659.aspx) Create log in accounts (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa337562.aspx) Manage access to the server, SQL Server instance, and databases Database Roles (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189121.aspx) Create and maintain user-defined server roles (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee677627.aspx) Manage certificate logins CREATE LOGIN Example D […]

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Exam 70-458 – Objective 1 – Manage Data

Configure and maintain a backup strategy Manage different backup models, including point in time recovery Recovery models (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189275.aspx) FULL SIMPLE – No point in time recovery BULK-LOGGED – Can recover to last backup, no point in time recovery Should take transaction log backup before and after Protect customer data even if backup media is lost […]

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T-SQL Tuesday #44 The Second Chance

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to us by Bradley Ball (blog | @SQLBalls). Bradley asked us to write about Second Chances.  Giving us a chance for us to talk about things we have learned from mistakes we have made.  Over the years we have all made mistakes or wished we would have done something […]

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Query “SQL Server has encountered ? occurrence(s) of I/O requests taking longer than 15 seconds to complete on file” from the Logs

Recently we moved some servers from being physically on local drives to virtual on our SAN.  We started getting Error 833 messages every night during Integrity Checks.  The more servers we added the more messages we got.  I needed a quick way to retrieve these messages from our error logs and considering we cycle the […]

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T-SQL Tuesday #028 – Jack of All Trades, Master of None?

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to us by Argenis Fernandez (blog | @DBArgenis). Argenis is asking if we specialize or not, why we do (or don’t) specialize, and why we feel that’s a good thing. I started out my career as a Jack of All Trades mainly because my first employer was a small […]

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