Category: SQL Server Administration

PostYour Always On Availability Group Databases Have Huge Log Files. What Do You Do?

Imagine getting a phone call in the middle of the night. While still figuring out who it was on the other line, you get a text message from your manager. He’s telling you that the databases are offline and that the operations team have been working on it for the past hour. But they’re stumped […]

PostThe Problem With Most How-To Instructions Regarding Synchronizing Logins Across Availability Group Replicas

A common administrative task that you need to deal with when managing an Always On Availability Group solution is to recreate SQL Server logins on all replicas. That’s just a fact. Because at any given point in time, an automatic failover can happen and move the Availability group to a different replica. If you don’t […]

PostAsk your SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery questions

I did my very first AMA session live almost a month ago and I’ve had great results. People were interacting during the live Q&A session while some sent follow-up questions afterwards. Given the below freezing temperatures where I’m at, I’ll keep doing this indoors for now until I can stay outside for longer than 5 […]

PostHave your SQL Server Always On Availability Groups and Windows Server Failover Clustering Questions Answered

For more than a decade-and-a-half of working with SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery, I’ve gotten hundreds of questions from clients, event attendees, and training class students. That number has increased when Microsoft introduced Always On Availability Groups. I’m guessing it’s because of the level of complexity of the technology that tech professionals are […]

PostGot A “Validating WSFC quorum vote configuration” warning when you create a SQL Server Always On Availability Group?

I bet a lot of IT professionals who are really serious about their work are like me. When they see an error or warning message like this, their first instinct is to find out what the problem is and fix it. That’s what I did when I saw this error while configuring a SQL Server […]

PostCreating a SQL Server 2012 Availability Group Article on CanITPro.net

I’ve been wanting to write for the CanITPro.net website for quite sometime now, primarily because there hasn’t been any new content on SQL Server on the site lately. The Canadian IT Pro and developer communities are very vibrant and active, thanks to the effort of Canadian Microsoft MVPs Jean-René Roy (blog) (DevTeach/SQLTeach) and D’Arcy Lussier (Twitter | […]

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