Tag: Availability Groups

SQL Server 2005/2008 Features That You Need To Be Familiar With

NO, that is certainly not a typo. I really did intend to say SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. Note that a previous blog post mentioned that you only have less than a year before SQL Server 2005 is out of extended support. So, why, you might ask, would I still be talking about features […]

So, You Think Your SQL Server Always On Availability Group Is Really Highly Available?

This is a question that I regularly ask those attending my high availability and disaster recovery presentations: is your SQL Server Always On Availability Group really highly available? Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the Always On Availability Groups feature in SQL Server (except for the price tag of an Enterprise Edition license.) But there’s […]

StarWind Software Webinar Follow-up Q and A

Last week, I have had the wonderful opportunity to deliver a webinar for StarWind Software on providing high availability with SQL Server failover clustering and cluster shared volumes. I had a great time delivering the presentation and answering some questions regarding SQL Server high availability and how StarWind Software can help meet that goal while […]

Got A “Validating WSFC quorum vote configuration” warning when you create a SQL Server Always On Availability Group?

I bet a lot of IT professionals who are really serious about their work are like me. When they see an error or warning message like this, their first instinct is to find out what the problem is and fix it. That’s what I did when I saw this error while configuring a SQL Server […]

Creating a SQL Server 2012 Availability Group Article on CanITPro.net

I’ve been wanting to write for the CanITPro.net website for quite sometime now, primarily because there hasn’t been any new content on SQL Server on the site lately. The Canadian IT Pro and developer communities are very vibrant and active, thanks to the effort of Canadian Microsoft MVPs Jean-René Roy (blog) (DevTeach/SQLTeach) and D’Arcy Lussier (Twitter | […]