Monthly Archives: August 2011

Packing for Mars – Book Review

I became aware of the book, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach while reading Time Magazine. The review just hocked me on the spot, so in no time I downloaded the book to … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 4

Continuing on from Part 3 of this series on SQL Server Failover Clustering, the next step after Creating the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) Service on the failover cluster is to Create the SQL Server instances on each participating node. This … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 3

As mentioned in Part 2 of this series on SQL Server Failover Clustering, the next step after Creating the Windows Failover Cluster is to Create the Microsoft Data Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) Service. This post will present the detailed steps that … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1 of this series on SQL Server Failover Clustering, the next step after Creating the SAN Target is to Create the Windows Failover Cluster. This subject has been covered in Windows Failover Clustering http://level7techgroup.com/blog/?p=406, so this … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 1

SQL Server 2008 R2 supports two High Availability features: Database Mirroring and Failover Clustering. Database Mirroring has been covered in a previous post, SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring. This blog post will cover the creation of a SQL Server Failover … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring

This post is going to cover SQL Server Mirroring. SQL Server 2005 will support mirroring, but it’s best to have SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise installed on your servers. The Level 7 Tech Group lab is … Continue reading

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