In a follow up article to Rahul's article on 'Copying Databases from Server to Server' Andy looks at another option, the Copy Database Wizard introduced in SQL 2000. Easy to use, but like most wizards it has a couple gotchas you need to know about. Good article for beginners and pro's alike!
It's not a SQL book and the code examples are in Java, but there is a lot to like about this book. What is refactoring? How would you find it useful? Read the review to find out!
Andy says Windows Authentication "is bad". What? That's not what Microsoft says! Heck, that's not even what we say! Everyone knows NT authentication is the way to go. Then again, when was the last time Andy wrote an article that wasn't worth reading?! Read the article, rate it and add a comment - and automatically be entered in a drawing for a copy of SQL Server 2000 Performance Tuning donated by Microsoft Press.
Andy has written several good articles for us on maintenance plans - including some stuff that makes us a little more likely to use them! This week he talks about how and when old backups are removed by maintenance plans. A page turner! Well, it's only one page, but you know what we mean!