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The Reliable DBA

Many of us would consider ourselves to be reliable at work. Our employers count on us, co-workers may assume we’re handling certain tasks, and it’s human nature to think that we are meeting our obligations and responsibilities. Maybe not 100% … Continue reading

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Database Mirroring Needs FQDNs

A quick basic post, and one that I’ve forgotten. Since blogging is a good way to remind myself of things, here goes. I was testing Database Mirroring (DBM) recently for an upgrade situation. I’ve set up it up in the … Continue reading

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I saw a note from someone that had a database set up in a High Availability (HA) configuration for production. This person had received an 823 error on the primary server, but a failover hadn’t occurred. This wasn’t a critical … Continue reading

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Zero Downtime for 2016

I’ve never felt that zero downtime is possible for a system over any length of time. There are no shortage of companies that seek to prove me wrong, and some are doing very well. For example, when is the last … Continue reading

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