Monday, December 13, 2010

SQL Server backup error

Hello All,

Ray is having some issues with his SQL Server backup. All SQL experts that can assist please lend a helping hand. The FISG member that solves his problem will receive a book of his or her choice from O'Reilly. Here is Ray's issues:

I have a question regarding an error I am receiving while trying to backup one of our SQL 2008 databases. I'm writing you because I couldn't find where to ask this on the FISG website.

My error message:

"Backup of file 'XXXX' is not permitted because it contains pages subject to an online restore sequence. Complete the restore sequence before taking the backup, or restrict the backup to exclude this file.

BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.". Possible failure reasons: Problems with the query, "ResultSet" property not set correctly, parameters not set correctly, or connection not established correctly.

I have been "googling" and reading blogs and can't seem to find any solutions. If you could spread the word, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

SharePoint 2010

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 provides many next generation features out of the box including Social and informal collaboration, Activity tracking, improved document management, Self Service based Content Management, Solution Sandboxing, Metadata and Taxonomy features, Commenting, Improved Workflows and Enhanced Business Intelligence features among others. With these features, SharePoint 2010 can be easily utilized to quickly implement business solutions and portals. Moreover, SharePoint 2010 can help bring together the informal and formal interactions within your organization and help retain skills, capture informal knowledge, promote organizational learning and easily allow your organization to be open, efficient and harness the power of end user participation. What are your thoughts on SharePoint 2010 and the new technology it brings?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hyper-V Inside and Out

Hyper-V is the latest and greates when it comes down to virtualization technology. As time progresses the use of this technology will become wider and in greater demand. Some of the many feature of Hyper-V such as Core Parking, Snapshots, Differencing Disk and Virtual Networks is an IT Professionals dream come true. Learning all of the features of Hyper-V will be a great benefit for those who are getting ready or are managing VLAN's today.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Realizing the Potential of a Server 2008 R2
and Windows 7 Infrastructure
-by Adnan Cartwright

As new technology is presented we are often caught up in the new features that are advertised or pinpointed to catch our attention. The focus is placed on maybe two or three features that basically sell the item we shell out hundreds of dollars for. The question here is. Are you really getting the full potential out of your software or application?

There are many features and other strong points that either goes unnoticed and it is in this points I would like to speak about. We know Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is a match made in heaven. They complement one another so well. Because of this new found integration we have new features such as Direct Access, Branch Cache, App Locker, and Bit Locker. But, what about the other features that we hear so little of if any about?

I am talking about the features that would make your job as an Administrator, IT Professional or even a Technician easier to perform. Yes, I am talking about features like the new AD - Active Directory Administrative Center. The 300 newly added GPO’s at least at the time of this writing. It may be more now! The new power shell console that Microsoft has so graciously added, and tuned up for your scripting and batch creating pleasure. With Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 there is more under the hood to utilize than we actually realize. We are looking forward to a new way of using technology to make our lives easier and more productive.