Category: High Availability

PostThe Smart Way to Troubleshoot SQL Server Cluster and Always On Availability Group Outages

A few weeks ago, I was trying to figure out why my Korg X50 music workstation was not sending MIDI data to my MacBook Pro. While the Korg X50 has its own sound library and can function without the MacBook, the use of software made it easy for me to do audio recordings. But what […]

PostHow the Client-Server Model Can Help Make SQL Server Always On Availability Group Replica Configuration A Lot Easier

One of the most common error you’ll encounter when you try to join a SQL Server instance as a replica in an Always On Availability Group is the dreaded Error 35250. You’ll find a ton of blog posts and articles on how to resolve this particular error. The goal of this blog post is not […]

PostNOW AVAILABLE: Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for the Smart SQL Server DBA

SQL Server features like Availability Groups and Failover Clustered Instances rely heavily on Windows Server Failover Clustering. A deep understanding of the underlying principles and fundamental technologies spell the difference between successful implementations and horrible disasters. This advanced, deep-dive course  is designed for both beginners as well as advanced senior IT administrators, SQL Server DBAs […]

PostEnd-to-End SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery

High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) is an area that every SQL Server DBA needs to be comfortable with, especially when dealing with mission-critical database systems. One cannot wait until a real disaster strikes before learning how to deal with it. This advanced, deep-dive course is designed for SQL Server DBAs and system administrators to […]

PostInstalling, Configuring and Managing Windows Server Failover Cluster using PowerShell Series

Last year, I started writing an article that was supposed to be a series for Installing, Configuring and Managing Windows Server Failover Cluster using Windows PowerShell. The first of the series came out on July 2013 (which ended up being the last article I wrote for the year 2013 on MSSQLTips.com.) Since then, I’ve been involved […]

PostVideo: TechDays TV Episode on SQL Server 2012 Always On Availability Groups

This is a recording of the Microsoft Canada TechDays TV episode I back in 20-Mar-2012. The video walks you thru converting your database mirroring and log shipping configurations to SQL Server 2012 Always On Availability groups, providing database availability and maximizing your investments by allowing read-only access to database replicas. You can download the resources […]

PostDisaster Recovery Is More Than Just Technology Part 2: The Alphabet Soup

In my previous blog post, I talked about high availablity and disaster recovery (HADR) and how it is more than just the underlying technology that keeps the entire strategy intact. In this blog post, I’ll describe a few acronyms – sometimes called buzzwords – that are commonly referred to in HADR projects and implementations (I […]

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