The August edition of TechNet Magazine is available on the web now and has the latest installment of my regular SQL Q&A column.

This month's topics are:

  • Proactive page checksum failure detection
  • Why GUIDs make for bad clustered index keys 
  • Possible problems using a log shipping secondary for reporting 
  • Recovery model choice for log size management

Check it out at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd776512.aspx.