Installing, Configuring and Managing Windows Server Failover Cluster using PowerShell Series

Last year, I started writing an article that was supposed to be a series for Installing, Configuring and Managing Windows Server Failover Cluster using Windows PowerShell. The first of the series came out on July 2013 (which ended up being the last article I wrote for the year 2013 on Since then, I’ve been involved […]

Video: TechDays TV Episode on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

This is a recording of the Microsoft Canada TechDays TV episode I did on 20-Mar-2012. The video walks you thru converting your database mirroring and log shipping configurations to SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability groups, providing database availability and maximizing your investments by allowing read-only access to database replicas. You can download the resources – […]

From *-SqlHadrService to *-SqlAlwaysOn

If you’ve been playing with SQL Server “Denali” AlwaysOn, you probably have seen the new PowerShell cmdlets for managing the new AlwaysOn feature. However, as SQL Server 2012 RC0 has been made available for download, you need to watch out for these “breaking changes” for AlwaysOn (I call them breaking changes because if you are […]

Disaster Recovery Is More Than Just Technology Part 2: The Alphabet Soup

In my previous blog post, I talked about high availablity and disaster recovery (HADR) and how it is more than just the underlying technology that keeps the entire strategy intact. In this blog post, I’ll describe a few acronyms – sometimes called buzzwords – that are commonly referred to in HADR projects and implementations (I […]