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Does SQL Server 2005 Clustering Really Make Sense for My Organization’s Needs?

As the forum administrator for SQL-Server-Performance.Com, I see hundreds of questions from DBAs on SQL Server clustering. What always surprises me is how misunderstood clustering is. So exactly what do I, and Microsoft, mean when we refer to SQL Server 2005 clustering? Here’s a good working definition: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 clustering is a high-availability […]

How to Configure Virtual Server 2005 in Order to Setup a Test SQL Server Cluster

Introduction There are a lot of DBAs who want to learn how to cluster SQL Server. There are also a lot of companies who may have a production SQL Server cluster, but not a test SQL Server cluster. In both cases, the reason for this is that clustering hardware is very expensive, and setting up […]

Using Profiler to Identify Poorly Performing Queries

Return to Previous Article in the Series SQL Server Query Performance Audit Checklist SQL Server Job Checklist Your Response Have you identified all long running queries? Have you prioritized the queries? Have you reviewed the execution plans of the above prioritized queries? Enter your results in the table above. Identifying Long Running Queries is First […]

SQL Server Backup Performance with Imceda LiteSpeed

Introduction For the last several weeks, I have been working with Imceda (now Quest Software) on improving the performance of LiteSpeed for SQL Server, particularly for high–end storage systems. This report represents my assessment of LiteSpeed performance characteristics. I am an independent consultant, so this report does not represent the views or claims of Quest. […]

Create Local Cubes with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft Office

As the number of people who are conducting business from outside the corporate workplace increases, the need to access corporate databases using devices such as mobile phones and portable computers also increases. The corporate world invests considerable resources in capturing volumes of data. Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) is a popular technology used to collate and […]

SQL Server 2000 & 2005 Clustering

Chapter 1 – Basics of SQL Server ClusteringIf your AAA critical SQL server faces a memory board failure, how long will be the outage? How much will this cost your business in productivity and data availability to the users? Being a SQL Server DBA can be demanding and stressful, as the success of your application […]

How to Identify Non-Active SQL Server Indexes

As a DBA, it is our regular task to review our databases and see if there is any way we can boost their performance. While adding new or better indexes to a database is one of the primary ways we can boost performance, an often forgotten way to help boost database performance is to remove […]

Eliminación de Índices no Usados

En la tarea habitual de aumentar la performance de una base de datos, creamos índices de acuerdo a las necesidades. La creación de índices se realiza tanto analizando los planes de ejecución o utilizando el ITW (Asistente para la Optimizacion de Indices). Una vez que la base de datos se encuentra estabilizada en su performance, […]

Monitor Your Database Servers with DTS, Part 1: Backup SLA Report

It is difficult to keep track of critical things like backup, space, and error logs in large environments. Different database management tools from third party vendors can help you monitor these but the tools are normally expensive. There is an inexpensive alternative. In this series of three articles, I will describe how to monitor a […]

Transferencia de las Estadísticas de SQL Server de una Base de Datos a otra

Nota del traductor: Algunas palabras se han mantenido en inglés por no disponer en castellano de una traducción apropiada, en el lenguaje computacional. Esas palabras son las siguientes con su traducción literal en algunas de ellas y con un pseudo castellano en otras. Constraints: Restricciones, limitaciones, Obligaciones Default: Por defecto, a falta de… Setting: Ajustes, […]
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