We currently use Maintenance Plans for full, diff and log backups. I'd like to send log backups to another server on the successful completion of a log backup Maintenance Plan Subplan. The completion would be enforced via a Precedence Constraint. Our log backups are hourly and would constitute about 30GBs per-day or a bit over a GB per-hour. Is SSIS FTP and/or the SSIS File System Task appropriate for such a high-volume scenario? Robocopy and/or XCopy are not options. Robocopy was problematic for us.
Please answer if you have experience with this or if you have experience with another approach that achieves the same goal.
An alternative to the "For XML" way of pivoting and concatenating result sets into strings, and an easy introduction to "common table expressions" (CTEs).
Being someone who is always looking for alternatives to "work your data", I came across this …