SQL SERVER – Always On Availability Groups and Full-Text Index

One of the most successful offerings from me has been Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check. Sometimes during my assistance, some random issues appear which I try to solve as well. In a recent engagement, one of their developers asked a question about the coexistence of full-text index and always on availability groups. In this blog, we would learn about one common issue which you might face when full text and availability group is used together.

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SQL SERVER – Always On Secondary Replica Huge Redo Queue – Version Store is Full. New Version(s) Could Not be Added

One of my earlier clients to whom I helped in configuration Always On Availability Group came back to me with strange behavior. In this blog, we would discuss error Version store is full. New version(s) could not be added. In this situation, I also found that the redo queue was increasing continuously on the secondary replica.

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SQL SERVER – Always On AG – HADRAG: Did not Find the Instance to Connect in SqlInstToNodeMap Key

During my On Demand (50 Minutes) consultancy, I solve the issue which seems quick to my client. SQL not starting, AlwaysOn not failing over, Cluster not working are few of quick things where my clients engage me. In this blog, I would share a situation where Always On Availability Group was not coming online due to error – Did not find the instance to connect in SqlInstToNodeMap key.

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SQL SERVER – How to Fix log_reuse_wait_desc – AVAILABILITY_REPLICA?

Earlier this week I had multiple engagements of Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check. While working with one of the customers we realized that when we query sys.databases for one of the databases, we always see column log_reuse_wait_desc containing reasons  AVAILABILITY_REPLICA. The customer was really curious about what it means. Let us see what we found out after quick research.

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SQL SERVER – Microsoft Azure – Unable to Find Higher Tier Series Virtual Machine to Upgrade

With current market trends of cloud shifting, many of my clients have moved their SQL Servers from on-premise virtual machines to Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines. In this blog, I would explain a situation where my client was not able to find relevant size when he wanted to upsize the VM to a higher tier.

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SQL SERVER – Scripts to Overview HADR / AlwaysOn Local Replica Server

Today, I have received a very interesting script from SQL Server Expert Dominic Wirth. He has written a very helpful script which displays a utilization overview of the local availability group replica server. The overview will contain the number of databases as well as the total size of databases (DATA, LOG, FILESTREAM) and is group by following two categories

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