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When Active Directory Quotas Prevent The Creation of SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances and Availability Groups


Ever since I started working on projects involving SQL Server Availability Groups back in 2012, the most common issues I’ve come across with have nothing to do with SQL Server. After my presentation on Architecting SQL Server Availability Groups at the Seacoast SQL Server User Group in New Hampshire, someone approached me to share a […]

Beyond Technical Reasons: Running a Single Instance or a Multi-Instance SQL Server Failover Cluster


When asked about best practices on running multiple SQL Server failover clustered instances (FCI) on a multi-node Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC,) a common response from SQL Server experts might include the following: appropriately allocating enough hardware resources on all of the nodes in the WSFC appropriately configuring maximum server memory settings per SQL Server FCI […]

Video: Five Things To Consider When Deploying SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances and Availability Group Replicas in a Disaster Recovery Site


This week, I had the amazing opportunity to do a webcast for the PASS High Availability and Disaster Recovery Virtual Chapter covering the five things that you need to consider when deploying SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances (FCI) and Availability Group (AG) replicas in a Disaster Recovery Site. I’ve written several blog posts about this topic and have […]

The “Real” Secret of Successful SQL Server DBAs


We’ve all followed successful people – rockstars, entrepreneurs, public figures, Hollywood actors, even geeks like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. I’m sure you’re like me, intrigued as to what made them really successful so you can emulate what they did. You think they’re smart, really creative, gifted, rich, etc. Maybe they had a good education, […]

Limited Registration For My Windows Server Failover Clustering for the Smart SQL Server DBA Course Is Now Open


And the registration is now OPEN! I have been waiting for this day since last year. I’m excited to open the registration for my latest online course Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for the Smart SQL Server DBA. Head on over to the main site. Registration for this course will only be available until 7-August-2016 10:00 PM Eastern […]