SQL Server General DBA

Upgrade SSIS 2005 Packages to SSIS 2008

There are several enhancements in SSIS 2008 such as enhanced lookup transformation, the development environment for Script Task and Script Component changing from VSA to VSTA, etc. If you intend to upgrade your SSIS 2005 packages to SSIS 2008 it may be a challenging task especially if it uses the Script Task or Script Component […]

Copy Only Backups for Adhoc Backups

Introduction In most organizations backup plans are implemented using full differential and transactional log backups. The normal scenario would be take a full backup on Sunday (off peak hours), differential backup daily at mid-night and transactional log backups on hourly basis. What if there is a requirement to refresh on the test/development environment with production […]

Sonasoft Defaults on Payments. Directors – Andy Khanna , Dr Romesh K. Japra , W. Patrick Kelley Sr

Sonasoft, Directors – Andy Khanna ,  Dr Romesh K. Japra ,  W. Patrick Kelley Sr I haven’t written a notice like this before but I thought it was my duty to let you all know the situation regarding a former advertiser on SQL Server Performance.com . After ove 18 months of requesting payment of amounts […]

Using WMI Data Reader and WMI Event Watcher Tasks in SSIS

 SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers or administrators to perform Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) operations. In my previous article Using the Transfer Jobs Task in SQL Server Integration Services I discussed how to use the Transfer Job Task which is available in SQL […]

SQL Server Employment Trends

As a SQL Server Recruitment Consultant for Rullion Computer Personnel, I specialise in SQL Server and Database Professionals for a multitude of different clients throughout the UK. I am writing this article to give an honest reflection and hopefully cast a more positive light on the current economic situation, and reassure those candidates who are […]

Using The Transfer Jobs Task in SQL Server Integration Services

Introduction SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers or administrators to perform Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) operations. In my previous article entitled Using Transfer Error Messages and Transfer Master Stored Procedures Tasks in SSIS I discussed how to use the Transfer Error Messages Task […]

Using Transfer Error Messages and Transfer Master Stored Procedures Tasks in SSIS

Introduction SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers and administrators to perform Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) operations. In my previous article entitled Using Transfer SQL Server Objects Task and Execute SQL Tasks in SSIS I discussed how to use the Transfer SQL Server Objects […]

Understanding Scans And Seeks

There is a popular theory on scans and seeks: “Scan reads through the object (table/index) from top to bottom looking for the records that it needs while seek goes directly to the part of the object that it needs and reads to where the data that it needs ends. This is obviously a must more […]

SQL Server Security Audit (Part 2) – Database Level Audit

Once the Server Level audits described in Part 1 of the Security Audit series are complete, databases should be considered next. A number of steps can be taken to audit database level security. Database owners A database owner can perform any action in the database. This includes granting access rights to the database to other users. […]

Using Transfer SQL Server Objects Task and Execute SQL Tasks in SSIS

Introduction SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers or administrators to perform Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) operations. In my previous article entitled Transfer Logins Task and Transfer Database Task in SSIS I discussed how to use the Transfer Logins Task and Transfer Database Task […]
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