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26 April 2011
26 April 2011

SSIS Event Handlers Basics

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SSIS event handlers are the simplest means of turning an SSIS script into a reliable system that is auditable, reacts appropriately to error conditions, reports progress and allows instrumentation and monitoring your SSIS packages. They are easy to implement, and provide a great deal of flexibility. Rob Sheldon once again provides the easy, clear introduction.… Read more
16 February 2011
16 February 2011

Red Gate’s new Scary DBA: Coming to a town near you

Grant Fritchey, The Scary DBA, has now taken the leap from being a Simple-Talk author and FoRG(Friend of Red Gate) to being employed by Red Gate as 'product evangelist'. As Bob Cramblitt finds out, it means that Grant gets more time to do what he enjoys doing; talking and writing about SQL Server topics that fascinate him, such as query tuning, execution plans, performance monitoring and backups. … Read more
17 November 2010
17 November 2010

Monitoring Mailbox Moves

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Mailboxes moves happen all the time, and given how precious the data in mailboxes can be, you should know exactly how to monitor their progress and make sure they transition smoothly. You also need to know what happens when something goes wrong. Johan imparts the necessary skills.… Read more
05 June 2008
05 June 2008

Using SSIS to monitor SQL Server Databases

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Rodney Landrum is a DBA who manages over eighty SQL Servers. It is a job that requires a great deal of ingenuity. He needed a way of knowing if there were signs of trouble anywhere in his servers. Here he describes how the use of SSIS saved him a great deal of time in getting a monitoring system in place and working… Read more
14 March 2008
14 March 2008

SQL Server Tracing: An Automated and Centralized Solution

When you are trying to pin down the cause of a problem with a SQL Server, there is probably going to come a time when you need to get 'trace' information. If you've ever done that, you'll know how easy it is to get overwhelmed by the detail. Here, Shawn McGehee shows how to get round the problem by capturing trace information on a schedule, filtering the captured information, and monitoring it from a central location. … Read more
12 March 2007
12 March 2007

PowerSMO at Work Part 2

In part 3 of Dan Sullivan's in-depth exploration of PowerSMO, the versatile command line utility for managing SQL Server databases, he describes how to control the identity that SMO uses to login to SQL Server, how to set up Server activity monitoring, and how to create standalone PowerSMO scripts, suitable for use in a production environment.… Read more