SQL Server Auditing is a powerful out-of-the box toolset that captures auditing information and writes to a file or the Event Log. This article examines the little things that might snag you up.
2019-08-05 (first published: 2017-10-05)
See how the ITIL Framework's Asset Management standards make the DBA's job easier. Use the CMDB and DML to keep your data assets under tight control.
2019-05-17 (first published: 2017-11-21)
With exciting products like SQL Clone making their debut, the DBA will need to think through the approach to implementing such powerful tools. Done properly, these tools will provide a massive benefit to both the DBA and developer.
2019-05-10 (first published: 2017-11-28)
We've gone through the basics of Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication (PPTR). Now, we will blow it up! We will then fix it and show you how you how to triage and repair PPTR. When you remain calm and take some easy steps, you can stabilize PPTR with ease.
2019-01-04 (first published: 2016-01-07)
As the Peer-to-Peer series continues, we set up an example topology in Peer-to-Peer Transactional replication and test it.
2018-12-28 (first published: 2015-11-05)
There are times when you need to share tables between servers, where the table may be updated in both places. Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication gives you the ability to create a solution. I explain the benefits and the downfalls.
2018-12-21 (first published: 2014-01-13)
In a previous article, we discussed how to liberate the DBA from SQL Logins with AD Groups. A good point was raised: How can the DBA know who has what access? Here is a solution.
2018-08-03 (first published: 2016-02-18)
The business decides on a packaged application and buys it. After installation, you look at the schema and realize that is is a nightmare. How do you manage this nightmare?
2018-05-02 (first published: 2015-12-22)