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Guest Columnist: Bilal Ahmed profile

Bilal Ahmed
Bilal Ahmed is the CTO & Vice President of Engineering at Sonasoft. Bilal has over 10 years of experience in the development and integration of systems and database applications. Bilal has extensive experience with Oracle and SQL databases and has managed over hundred production and development servers across USA, Canada, UK and Australia. Bilal can be reached at

Kiran Kumar

Kiran Kumar is the Database Administrator and Sonasafe Technical Architect. Kiran has over 8 years of experience in administering hundreds of high-end Microsoft SQL and Oracle Database Servers. Kiran is an expert in Database Backup/Recovery, Stand-by, Failover Clusters and performance trouble shooting.

Vas Srinivasan

Vas Srinivasan is the Vice President of Marketing at Sonasoft. Vas has over 16 years of experience in Technology, Manufacturing and Research. Vas can be reached at

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Business Continuity for SQL Servers With a Standby Approach

Ensuring the availability of your database servers is becoming more important all the time. Fortunately you have more choices than ever. Bilal Ahmed looks at some of the possible solutions available for SQL Server.   Read more...
By Bilal Ahmed 2006/04/26 | Source: | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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SQL Server Redundancy for SMBs

Building a highly fault tolerant and available SQL Server is expensive and difficult. This brings about unique challenges for small businesses who often lack the resources of large enterprises. Bilal Ahmed and Shivan Bindal discuss the various ways of building redundancy and the challenges of each.   Read more...
By Bilal Ahmed 2006/02/21 | Source: | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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Microsoft SQL Server Cluster Vs Standby Server

Building a highly available system is hard. This short white paper from Sonasoft shows some of the differences between a cluster and their standby server product.   Read more...
By Bilal Ahmed 2005/10/28 | Source: | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,279 reads

Backup Scenarios for successful SQL Server Restores and Recovery

SQL Server has a great backup and recovery architecture, but you have to know how to properly configure and use the server to ensure that you will not be seeking new employment anytime soon. A few of the Sonasoft team have written this short piece on strategies for setting up your backup jobs to ensure recovery in the event of a disaster. Welcome new authors Bilal Ahmed, Kiran Kumar, and Vas Srinivasan.   Read more...
By Bilal Ahmed 2004/06/29 | Source: | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 17,559 reads
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