Maintenance & History Cleanup Tasks

Today, I will be continuing the series of articles on the control flow tasks available in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to perform Database Administration (DBA) tasks. We will be designing a SSIS package that executes a data retention policy in regards to backup files and [msdb] history records. One of the most important job functions of a DBA is to have a recent backup chain in which a point in time restore can be performed. A backup chain consists of the most recent FULL backup, differential (DIFF) backup, and…

Backup Database Task – Part 3

Tonight, I will be continuing the series of articles on the control flow tasks available in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to perform Database Administration (DBA) tasks. We will be designing a SSIS package that executes a differential backup on all user databases and save the results to a directory of my choosing. One of the most important job functions of a DBA is to have a recent backup chain in which a point in time restore can be performed. A backup chain consists of the most recent FULL backup,…

Backup Database Task – Part 2

Tonight, I will be continuing the series of articles on the control flow tasks available in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to perform Database Administration (DBA) tasks. We will be designing a SSIS package that executes a transaction log backup on all user databases and save the results to a directory of my choosing. One of the most important job functions of a DBA is to have a recent backup chain in which a point in time restore can be performed. A backup chain consists of the most recent FULL…