Monthly Archives: June 2009

Understanding SQL Server Backups

SQL MVP Paul Randal has an excellent article in the July 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine called Understanding SQL Server Backups. This is the first article in a three part series about backups and backup strategies, recovery from disasters using … Continue reading

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SQL Server Build Numbers

Bill Graziano has a page up on SQLTeam.com that lists build numbers and release dates for all public builds of SQL Server 6.5, 7.0, 2000, 2005, and 2008. He also has links to each build so you can get access … Continue reading

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Deprecated Features in SQL Server 2008

As I have previously written about, Microsoft has exposed information in SQL Server 2008 in sys.dm_os_performance_counters about deprecated features in SQL Server 2008 (which are features that won’t be supported in the next or future versions of SQL Server). This … Continue reading

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Why You May Not Want To Use Oracle RAC

The Data Platform Insider blog has a link to a technical article called “Why SQL Server May Be More Suitable for You:A Competitive Review of Oracle Real Application Clusters” that points out some of the shortcomings of Oracle RAC such … Continue reading

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