Brian Knight

Brian Knight, MCSE, MCDBA, is on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and runs the local SQL Server users group in Jacksonville. Brian is a contributing columnist for SQL Magazine and also maintains a weekly column for the database website He is the author of Admin911: SQL Server (Osborne/McGraw-Hill Publishing) and co-author of Professional SQL Server DTS (Wrox Press). Brian is a Senior SQL Server Database Consultant at Alltel in Jacksonville and spends most of his time deep in DTS and SQL Server.

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Upgrading SQL Server 2000 DTS Packages to SSIS

If you're like Brian Knight, you probably have dozens if not hundreds of DTS packages running around that you're terrified to touch. SQL Server 2005 has some interesting methods to upgrade your packages to SSIS with minimal effort. This article shows you a few ways that you can use to upgrade and some of the drawbacks.

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2008-05-23 (first published: )

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Step-by-Step Guide to Clustering Windows 2000 and SQL Server 2000

In this next article of the SQL Server in the Enterprise Series, we'll explore how to cluster Windows 2000 and SQL Server 2000 in a step-by-step manner. After this article, you should be able to cluster a SQL Server 2000 machine for failover availability in an Active/Active cluster.

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2008-01-18 (first published: )

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Clustering SQL Server 2000 from 500 Feet

Clustering a SQL Server machine was one of the most frustrating tasks a DBA and Windows administrator had to accomplish in SQL Server 7.0 and Windows NT 4.0. With the maturity of both the OS and the DBMS in Windows 2000 and SQL Server 2000, this operation has been simplified tremendously. This first article in the series of article on clustering SQL Server will explain the general architecture of clustering.

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2007-10-02 (first published: )

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Comparison of SQL Server 2005 Editions

On February 24th, 2005, Microsoft announced the new editions and pricing of SQL Server 2005. There have been quite a few changes and MVP Brian Knight has put down a comparison as well as details about which features are included with each. Read about the 4 new additions and see which one might be right for your next project.

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2007-10-02 (first published: )

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Tutorial: Adding Conditional Formatting into Reporting Services

Last time, we discussed how to create your first report in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. The report we created was a status report on SQL Server Agent jobs. The report we created was from the template and was very crude looking because of that. In this short article, we are going to look at improving that report and answer a common newsgroup question I see. This week, we are going to set the rows of the report to alternate colors.

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2007-10-02 (first published: )

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Tutorial: Designing Your First Report in SQL Server Reporting Services

Trying to get past the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services learning curve? Well never fret, this article is a first in a series of tutorials to walk you through creating a practical report for your company to monitor your SQL Server databases. In this sample report, we are going to create a job monitoring system. Specifically, we are going to connect to our SQL Server and report if the jobs succeeded or failed the last time they ran.

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2007-10-02 (first published: )

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