SQLAuthority News – SQL Server Technical Article – The Data Loading Performance Guide

Note: SQL Server Technical Article – The Data Loading Performance Guide by Microsoft The white paper describes load strategies for achieving high-speed data modifications of a Microsoft SQL Server database. “Bulk Load Methods” and “Other Minimally Logged and Metadata Operations” provide an overview of two key and interrelated concepts for…
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SQLAuthority News – Data Compression Strategy Capacity Planning and Best Practices

Data Compression: Strategy, Capacity Planning and Best Practices SQL Server Technical Article Writer: Sanjay Mishra Contributors: Marcel van der Holst, Peter Carlin, Sunil Agarwal Technical Reviewer: Stuart Ozer, Lindsey Allen, Juergen Thomas, Thomas Kejser, Burzin Patel, Prem Mehra, Joseph Sack, Jimmy May, Cameron Gardiner, Mike Ruthruff, Glenn Berry (SQL Server…
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SQL SERVER – Mirrored Backup and Restore and Split File Backup – Introduction

Introduction – Mirrored Backup

This article is based on a real life experience of the author while working with database backup and restore during his consultancy work for various organizations. We will go over the following important concepts of database backup and restore.

Conventional Backup and Restore
Spilt File Backup and Restore
Mirror File Backup
Understanding FORMAT Clause
Miscellaneous details about Backup and Restore

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SQL SERVER – Introduction to Change Data Capture (CDC) in SQL Server 2008

Simple-Talk.com has published my very first article on their site. This article is introducing Change Data Capture – the new concept introduced in SQL Server 2008. Change Data Capture records INSERTs, UPDATEs, and DELETEs applied to SQL Server tables, and makes a record available of what changed, where, and when, in simple relational ‘change tables’ rather than in an esoteric chopped salad of XML. These change tables contain columns that reflect the column structure of the source table you have chosen to track, along with the metadata needed to understand the changes that have been made.

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