Category: SQL Server

Managing The Right Expectations

[callout]This blog post is the third in a series that covers designing and implementing hybrid SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Microsoft Azure.[/callout] You’re on the phone to get a technical issue resolved. You checked the service provider website and noticed that their phone support is available 24/7. You dial the direct number, […]

Are You (Still) In The Business Of Running Databases?

[callout]This blog post is the second in a series that covers designing and implementing hybrid SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Microsoft Azure.[/callout] As I was reading the news this week, it’s hard to ignore the announcement of General Motors laying off hundreds, if not thousands, of employees in their Michigan-based manufacturing plants. This […]

Getting Into The “Dating Phase” with the Cloud

[callout] This blog post is the first in a series that covers designing and implementing hybrid SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Microsoft Azure. [/callout] I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of status updates on your social media feeds this past Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re searching for a new partner or in an on-going relationship, I’m […]

Making Sense of the Windows Server Failover Cluster Debug Logs For Mere Mortals

[callout]WARNING: If you’ve gone thru part 1, part 2 and part 3 of this series of blog posts and your SQL Server databases running on a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) are still offline and unavailable, I would recommend escalating it to a more senior engineer or calling Microsoft support before reading further. Regardless of […]

Generating the Windows Server Failover Cluster Debug Logs

[callout]WARNING: If you’ve gone thru part 1, part 2 and part 3 of this series of blog posts and your SQL Server databases running on a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) are still offline and unavailable, I would recommend escalating it to a more senior engineer or calling Microsoft support before reading further. Regardless of […]