I have seen a few articles about aligning the configuration of your servers anti virus with microsofts recommendations, namely MS recommend excluding certain paths and file types from you scanning process. Out of interest, what is the risk if you don't exempt such directories, what could go wrong? what file types and paths do you exclude?
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SQL Server Integration Services can read XML files, that’s known by every BI developer. (If you didn’t, don’t worry, I’m aiming this article at newcomers as well.)
But how far can you go? When does the XML Source component become …
Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied?
You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…