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Dharmendra is a SQL Server/Microsoft Data Platform professional with over eight years of experience. He enjoys helping others in the SQL Server community and does this by contributing on blogs, speaking at several SQL events. His passion and focus is to explore and share more and more on SQL Server.

Archives: July 2018

Failed to join local availability replica to Availability Group – SQL Server error 41106 and 41158

When you configure SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group from management studio, it may fail with below error while joining secondary replica to the availability group. Today, While I was preparing some demo on AlwaysOn for the community event, I encountered the same issue. So, I thought to blog the solution… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 31 July 2018

Disable or Turn-off SQL Server Telemetry Service

With SQL Server 2016, Microsoft is installing SQL Server Telemetry or CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program) Services by default. It sends feature usage info back to Microsoft. You cannot skip the installation of these services. I find most of the DBAs even don’t aware that they have installed the… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 30 July 2018

Adding File to Database in AlwaysOn Availability Group

When a database is part of AlwaysOn Availability Group, it means whatever commands we are executing on Primary replica database, those commons will also be sent to all the Secondary replicas database via log records.

So, If you are adding a database file – data or log to the Primary… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 27 July 2018

Save the Connection String Parameters in SSMS – AlwaysOn

In the SQL Server AlwaysOn setup, whenever you are using a listener to connect to a secondary node, you have to provide additional connection parameters like ApplicationIntent=ReadOnly so that you can connect the secondary node.

If you have to connect many times in a day to the secondary node, keying… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 26 July 2018

AlwaysOn_health Extended Event Session

The AlwaysOn_health XEvent session is installed by SQL Server by default, and started by the Create Availability Group wizard when a new availability group is created.

AlwaysOn_health Extended Event Session

The xEvent session collects events triggered by events directly affecting AlwaysOn availability group like;

  • AlwaysOn errors
  • AlwaysOn state transitions
  • AlwaysOn…

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Posted in SQL Geek on 25 July 2018

AlwaysOn Dashboard uses System Policies

The AlwaysOn Dashboard is an excellent tool in SQL Server Management Studio that allows you to monitor Replica status, Availability Group status, and Database status.

But, if you are wondering what the Dashboard uses internally to monitor the AlwaysOn health, so here is the answer – It utilizes system policies… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 24 July 2018

Why Availability Databases Are Not Synchronizing?

If you are working on SQL Server Availability Group Databases, you may have seen that Availability Group is online but at-least one availability database at the primary or the secondary is not synchronizing.

In the blog, we are going to explore how to find what has interrupted synchronization between availability… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 23 July 2018

Schedule an Extended Event to run at a Specific Time

When you are using the extended event to capture some data for troubleshooting purpose, you may want to start or stop it at a specific time. Unfortunately, the Extended Event feature doesn’t provide you the option to schedule it. But, it can easily be accomplished by using “ALTER EVENT SESSION”… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 18 July 2018

Another MVP Award – 2018-2019

Gladly sharing that I got the news of my MVP award on 1st July. I am happy, honored, and humbled to receive the Microsoft MVP award 2nd time in a row.

Thank you !!

My gratitude to my family who has been always there to support, guide and making me… Read more

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Posted in SQL Geek on 16 July 2018