Database Recovery

4 Salient Differences between Heap Tables and Clustered Tables in SQL Server

The following article explains the key differences between Heap tables and Clustered tables. While working with tables in SQL Server, users often face the dilemma to use clustered tables or heap tables. Tables which don’t have clustered indexes are called Heap Tables and those having clustered indexes are called Clustered Tables. A Clustered index basically reorders the way in which records are stored physically in a table. The data pages are contained in the leaf nodes of a clustered...

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How to Get More Juice Out of a Secondary Replica on an AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server

In this article, we understand how to make the most out of secondary replica for AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Users working on SQL Server are familiar with AlwaysOn feature available in 2012 and subsequent editions. AlwaysOn availability groups help users in providing higher availability, read scale balancing and disaster recovery. There is an Active Primary replica and along with is a secondary replica which is passive. So the essential question is how can we assign certain tasks to...

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5 SQL Server Worst Practices You Must Avoid at All Costs

In this article, we have addressed some of the most common mistakes and worst practices users should avoid at any cost. Worst practices or common errors can vary from business to team; or team to business. Just like finding a solution for any problem, the first step here also is for the user to recognize the problem. Once the user is acquainted with the problems, or errors he is more likely to avoid them in the future. Here is a list of some of the worst practices that you can go through...

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