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Fixing Replication Monitor on upgraded SQL 2008 Server

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Recently I had to upgrade an instance of SQL Server 2000 Publisher/Distributor to SQL Server 2008. The in-place upgrade process from Microsoft went as expected and merge replication picked up where it stopped prior to the upgrade. There was however an issue with the Replication Monitor. It failed to connect to the Distributor. What’s even worse it did not give…

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Five Years with Firebird

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It’s unbelievable, but the Interbase with VB article has been written over five years ago. Over the years the article has received hundreds of thousands of hits and I hope we have left a mark with the developer community. This little write-up is intended as a follow-up or more like a status update on our experience with Interbase/Firebird. Even though…

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Interbase and ADO tutorial

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Has anybody ever wondered if there is an Open Source alternative to SQL Server or Access databases? Well, I have, and I found Interbase. Interbase is a Client/Server database from Borland. It is Open Source. It runs on Windows, Linux and bunch of other *nix platforms. It has a very small memory footprint and it is relatively fast. It will…

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