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Recovery Planning For SQL Reporting Services

SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services is becoming a more and more popular reporting option everyday. However, the disaster recovery plan for this add on is not a simple backup and restore since there are multiple pieces and servers usually involved. However the DBA may be responsible for the entire system. Mike Pearson brings us a look at some of the scenarios that you need to consider and what you might need to prepare for disaster recovery of SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services.

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Review: SQL Auditor

How solid is your SQL Server database design? Will it perform well in practice? SSW has a product, SQL Auditor, that compares your design against a number of well known design rules and gives you reports based on how well your design does. Read Mike Pearson's review of this product.

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Review of ApexSQL Report v4.3

We had Mike take a look at this product recently and he found a lot to like. He also had some suggestions about ways the product could be improved - interesting since you get free upgrades for life with this product. This is a very good walk through of the product.

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Changing Rogue Database Collations

Collations hard to sort out (I know, bad joke)? Mike did what a good DBA gets paid to do, figure out an easy way to fix something and remove the chance of a user mistake at the same time. Good explanation and a couple scripts show how to handle column level collations.

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