Whitepaper : 3 Tips for Managing Large Numbers of SQL Server Jobs


This whitepaper is a guide for DBAs on managing and scheduling large numbers of SQL jobs across a SQL Server enterprise.

Managing a large number of SQL Server jobs across a large enterprise environment can be difficult and frustrating. Database Administrators are often asked to schedule jobs for a variety of SQL processes and SSIS packages with little or no insight into what the processes or packages will be doing. Scheduling packages blindly can often yield to performance problems from jobs that try to use the same resources or access the same data structures at the same time. Job overlap can be difficult to find and can cause a lot of problems.

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Robert L Davis

Robert L. Davis was a senior database administrator and technical lead at Microsoft. He had over 11 years of experience with SQL Server, including expertise in high availability, disaster recovery, performance tuning, and data architecture. Robert was a speaker and trainer. He was also a writer for SQL Server Magazine and co-authored “Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring” by Apress.

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