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Comment Re:He's got a couple keys to that kingdom, eh? (Score 1) 49

I regularly feel like the power of almighty Oracle is slightly overstated. SQL Server has a bad rap from around SQL Server 2000 and under but today it's pretty powerful right out of the box. With that said, I don't have any hard data to back it up, but my guess is its a lot of misconceptions and design flaws. Throw a giant team of people and a boatload of hardware at each solution and I bet you could get similar results, its just that people expect to spend a stupid amount of money on Oracle, not so much on SQL Server.

Comment Re:He's got a couple keys to that kingdom, eh? (Score 2) 49

Scope is important, however there is a common misconception that SQL Server can't handle anything bigger than a few Gigabytes. The largest single SQL Server database I've ever heard of is about 70TB. I'm sure 200TB would find it cramped but it also depends on how you're defining a database.

Comment Re:Paid for (Score 1) 398

>>>you could hit the start button and stat typing what you wanted

Typing??? What is this? The time before mouse inputs? You shouldn't need to ever use the keyboard just to open programs.

Don't worry, you can still do your click navigation.

Comment Re:Paid for (Score 5, Interesting) 398

Everybody keeps complaining about the interface. Really it's like it just opens the start menu on bootup. From there you can hang around the desktop all you want. I didn't like it at first but then once I realized that you could hit the start button and stat typing what you wanted, similar to the current start menu, who cares? PLEASE keep bitching about the same thing thinking it'll change. Thanks for your valuable input.

Comment The most straightforward thing I can think of is (Score 1) 284

Backups with a powershell restore script can be pretty easy to use once you get them setup. As always, if you go the "backup" method, make sure you test your backups sometimes and your full restore procedure to make sure it works. It's not fun to find a problem with them when it really matters.

Replication is a pain to deal with. You could just use a failover cluster.

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