This white paper discusses how to reduce planned and unplanned downtime, maximize application availability, and provide data protection using SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
Wesley has heard High Availablity touted as all sorts of technological cure-all for busy SysAdmins and DBAs, and now he's taking a stand against it. There are a range of things that High Availability is regularly confused with (either deliberately or innocently), and Wesley's clearing it all up
Let us look at another means to increase the availability of your highly critical databases. We will extend the concept of filegroups as highlighted in a previous tip on Disaster Recovery Procedures in SQL Server 2005 Part 2 (Isolating Critical Objects) wherein we can use filegroups to isolate and store a critical object.
Along with some best practices, SQL Server MVP Hilary Cotter shares a log shipping setup process from start to finish.