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SQL Server Consolidation, Part 3


I wrote a couple of posts previously on SQL Server consolidation. The first post tried to give insight on some of the problems and associated motivating factors that most companies have for consolidation efforts. The second post was an attempt to cover some of the decision factors …


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SQL Server Consolidation, Part 2


Consider for a moment that you have a deck attached to your house. It is one story above ground level and is growing weaker with each passing year. The former homeowner painted (!) the deck, making your options for upkeep quite limited. And what …


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SQL Server Consolidation, Part 1


I am seeing more than a handful of articles these days regarding SQL Server virtualization and/or consolidation. Lots of companies are coming forward to provide you tools that will take the pain out of such efforts. They promise tools that will help manage your …


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Performance Counters for Database Mirroring


We have customers using database mirroring, so I wanted to take some time to write a quick post regarding database mirroring and performance monitoring. Microsoft has published an article titled “Database Mirroring Best Practices and Performance Considerations.” In that article, they mention how the …


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Performance Tuning and Time Invested


I never cared for the phrase “wasted time” when it comes to something like performance tuning. Sure, we all feel that way, especially when we spend hours on something only to find we were heading down the wrong rabbit hole from the start. Instead …