Author: Murilo Miranda

SQL Server Integrity Check – A Necessary Routine

Today I’ll be discussing Integrity Check on SQL Server – we have some very good info in the community, but I’d like to summarize my thoughts here. When a DBA talks about Integrity Check, the conversation is usually redirected to…

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How to Install a Clustered SQL Server 2012 Instance – Part 4

We have reached the last article of this series. To close this series out, we will talk about Distributed Transaction Coordinator, or simply DTC. I’ll try to do some simple explanation. After that, I’ll demonstrate how to prepare the DTC…

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How to Install a Clustered SQL Server 2012 Instance – Part 3

In continuation of our series on how to install a SQL Server 2012 clustered instance, let’s discuss how to add a node into an existing SQL Server clustered instance. The following steps are performed either to add one more node to…

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How to Install a Clustered SQL Server 2012 Instance – Part 2

In continuation of our series on how to install a SQL Server 2012 clustered instance, let´s begin the actual installation, starting from the first node. The objective of this second blog post in my series of three is to demonstrate how to…

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How to Install a Clustered SQL Server 2012 Instance – Part 1

In this series, I will demonstrate how to install a SQL Server 2012 clustered instance in a cluster of two nodes. In general, the installation will be done in two parts: New instance installation in one of the nodes. Add…

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Increasing the availability of your clustered instance using CSV

The new face on SQL Server 2014, the “Clustered Shared Volumes” technology, or simply CSV, is not that new in the Microsoft world. CSV was used to make the Virtual Machine management easier on Windows environments, facilitating the access to…

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SMB File Share and SQL Server: An option to consider

Introduction When we relate file share and databases, many people will turn up their noses – but today this is a reality that we can use even in production. Microsoft spent the last years working on improvements to the Server…

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Analyzing SQL Server Data File Anatomy

In this post, I will explain a little more deeply the physical structure of a SQL Server data file. Unfortunately, I cannot write all the assumptions, behaviours and details about this theme, but you will read a good overview of a file structure and a good start point to understand, and read more, about indexes internals, file fragmentation, transaction log internals and so on… Before we start, let’s remember some vital concepts.

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