TechNet Magazine: February 2009 SQL Q&A column

OK – last content post today. I forgot that the February TechNet Magazine also has the latest edition of my regular SQL Q&A column. This month's column covers:

  • Should backup compression be enabled at the instance level?
  • Client redirection during database mirroring failovers
  • Partition-level lock escalation in SQL Server 2008
  • Is it ever safe to rebuild a transaction log?

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