Fixing Data Loss Using Log Shipping with Delayed Recovery

Fixing Data Loss Using Log Shipping with Delayed Recovery
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Introduction

Transaction Log Shipping is a very well-known technology used in SQL Server to maintain a copy of the live database in the Disaster Recovery Site. The technology depends on three key jobs: the Backup Job, the Copy Job, and the Restore Job. While the Backup job runs on the Primary Server, the Copy and Restore jobs run on the Secondary Server. Essentially the process involves periodic transaction log backups to a share from which the Copy Job moves same to the Secondary Server; subsequently, the Restore Job applies the log backups to the secondary server. Before all this starts, the Secondary Database must be initialized with a full backup from the Primary server restored with NORECOVERY option.

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Consolidating SQL Server Instance by Clustering and Stacking

Consolidating SQL Server Instance by Clustering and Stacking
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Stacked SQL Cluster Instances

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  • Windows Failover Clustering comprising two nodes.
  • Two SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances. This configuration optimizes the hardware. IN01 is preferred on Node1 and IN02 is preferred on Node2.
  • Port Numbers: IN01 listens on port 1435 and IN02 listens on port 1436.
  • High Availability. Both nodes back up each other. Failover is automatic in case of failure.
  • Quorum Mode is Node and Disk majority.
  • Backup LAN in place and routine backup configured using Veritas

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Configuring Heterogeneous Database Replication – SQL Server to Oracle

Configuring Heterogeneous Database Replication – SQL Server to Oracle
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Introduction

SQL Server Replication is an SQL Server feature that allows us to transfer data from one instance to another for such purposes as consolidating data into a reporting environment or migrations. I personally would not consider SQL Server Replication as a high availability technology even though some people consider it to be.

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Exploring SQL Server 2016 Query Store GUI

Exploring SQL Server 2016 Query Store GUI
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Introduction

Query store is a new feature, introduced in SQL Server 2016, that allows database administrators to historically review queries and their associated plans using the GUI available in SQL Server Management Studio, as well as to analyze query performance using certain Dynamic Management Views. Query Store is a database scoped configuration option and is available for use if the compatibility level of the database in question is 130.

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Monitoring TempDB Using Key Dynamic Management Views

Monitoring TempDB Using Key Dynamic Management Views
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What is TempDB?

TempDB is a system database in Microsoft SQL Server used as a store of internal objects, row versions, work tables, temporary tables, and indexes. TempDB is available for use to all participants connected to a SQL Server instance (it is a global resource). For those familiar with other database flavors, the tempDB database is similar to the TEMP tablespace in Oracle. To put it mildly, anything that cannot fit your instance memory spills over to the tempdb data files.

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