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Corrupt Microsoft SQL Database Log in AlwaysOn High Availability Group (AAG)

Corrupt Microsoft SQL Database Log in AlwaysOn High Availability Group (AAG)

We recently ran into an issue with one of our environments where the Microsoft SQL Server experienced corruption in the database log. This issue is usually discovered when you attempt to create a new backup and it fails with the message “BACKUP detected corruption in the database log” Resolving this issue is normally fairly easy (set the database from a Full Recovery Model to simple and then back again) but it gets a bit more complex when you database is…

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Cloud Content Pack (vCD) for Log Insight

Cloud Content Pack (vCD) for Log Insight

For those of you out there who use VMware vCloud Director and Log Insight you may be interested in a content pack that we have built for use by the OneCloud team to help make our cloud run smoother and to give us a ton of (wait for it) Insight into our environment. It’s been a work in progress for about 9 months off and on but has served us very well. I hope that it serves you just as…

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SQL Management Studio 2005 Express x64 Install Fails

SQL Management Studio 2005 Express x64 Install Fails

On one of my Windows Server 2008 x64 boxes running SQL 2005 Express I ran into a situation where I needed to install the Management Studio. After downloading and running the installer from Microsoft’s site I got the following error: “This installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with the package. The error code is 29506.” I tried re-downloading the package and changing what was getting installed and even modifying the install directory…

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Bad ESX Network Driver on BL490c G6

Bad ESX Network Driver on BL490c G6

Ok, so here is the scenario: HP Blade (BL490c G6) has a bad stick of RAM, pull blade from cabinet, swap RAM, re-insert blade, power on blade and receive the following ESX error: “networking-drivers …No compatible network adapter found. Please consult the product’s Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCG) for a list of supported adapters.” At first we were sure that the issue was firmware related however it appears that it just might be a bad VMware driver. Here’s why: I went…

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