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I teach about failover clustering for SQL Server – whether it’s Failover Clustered Instances or Availability Groups. Failover clustering does not have to be confusing nor complicated. It just has to work. And when things we are responsible for don’t work, we get the blame. There’s a reason behind the running joke about the Default […]

Mistakes Engineers Learn

T-SQL Tuesday #92, Lessons learned the hard way

The equation for fluid dynamics. The concepts behind set theory. The operators in relational algebra. The mathematics behind materials strength. The abstraction principle in computer programming. If you’re an engineer or a computer professional, I’m sure you can relate. These are the things I’ve learned in engineering school. I learned how to use equations to […]

Your First Cloud Pit Stop

Design and Implement Hybrid SQL Server HA/DR Solutions with Microsoft Azure Series

I started this blog post series with one thing in mind: help SQL Server administrators prepare for the journey towards the cloud. I may be a little bit ambitious to use hybrid SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) solutions as a starting point.  But since SQL Server HA/DR solutions have been around for a […]

When You’re Moving

Design and Implement Hybrid SQL Server HA/DR Solutions with Microsoft Azure Series

We’ve moved quite a bit as a family within the last 15 years – from moving between cities, different countries to different continents. Each move was different. The first one was pretty easy since we didn’t have a lot of stuff. All we needed was a medium-sized pickup truck. The next move was to a different country. […]