Today I’d like to talk about two topics that get overlooked quite often, the “backups” to the backup, so to speak. First up: proper backup alerting. And second, missing backup recovery.
Every IT shop has its problems with performance: some localized, and some that span a server, or even multiple servers. Technologists tend to treat these problems as isolated incidents – solving one, then another, and then another. This happens especially when a problem is recurring but intermittent. When a slowdown or error happens every so often, it’s far too easy to lose the big picture.
Some shops suffer from these issues for years without ever getting to the bottom of it all. So, how can you determine what really causes performance problems?
Minion CheckDB is the third piece of our free backup and maintenance tools, rounding out the list with Minion Backup and Minion Reindex…and it’s coming in early 2017.
If you don’t use this feature very often, you can come across some unexpected sp_executeSQL issues. This time we’ll look at an sp_excuteSQL output issue.
Set-based enterprise (n.) – An environment in which you can administer multiple servers as if they were one server. Minion Enterprise makes your shop into a set-based enterprise, and you’re going to love it.
Microsoft has released what looks like a pretty important security patch for SQL Server: MS16-136. Right now seems like an OUTSTANDING time to look that over and see if it applies to your systems.
Let’s talk about using SQL Server OUTPUT parameters!
What makes a really successful technology? Along with actually having a strong technology that’s robust, flexible, and code-able, you also have to foster a strong community. Users come together and help each other in ways that continue to surprise me and that’s why we’re thrilled to be building Minion community.
You want free licenses of Minion Enterprise. Yes, you do! We’re at the PASS Summit, and that’s as good a reason as any to give away more licenses of Minion Enterprise. We want EVERYONE to enjoy the benefits of set-based enterprise management! Better sign up now.
What’s the most expensive cup of coffee you’ve ever bought? Was it $6, $8, $15? Try a cup of coffee that cost $2,000. And worst yet, it was made at home. Let me tell you a tale of disaster recovery…