Hi Friends, Today I again experienced the same old frustrating error while opening SQL Server Configuration Manager on one of the SQL Servers. Refer the screenshot below. The error says: Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note that you can only manage SQL Server 2005 and [Read More]
A not so common but major issue could be missing Disk\Drive issue for any SQL Server, If there were user DB files on that disk chances are you’ll lose some data if the same Disk is not allocated again to you, Moreover you have to bear downtime. (Though there are some exceptions to it which [Read More]
In last part we discussed the installation, configuration and usage of the SQL Server Backup to windows azure tool.
In this part we’ll discuss some internals of this tool and how to restore the backups which were moved to Azure storage.
As you know there are so many cool benefits of using Windows Azure Storage Account, everybody want to use it to get advantage. Last month i blogged about “SQL DB Backup to URL\Cloud” feature which was first introduced in SQL Server 2012 and later in SQL 2014 it was integrated completely in every aspect.
But what if you are still running old version of SQL Server and want to take advantage of Cloud?
Backup to URL is not new to SQL 2014, it was first introduced in SQL Server 2012 CU2, but you were allowed to use the URL in query only. Starting with SQL Server 2014 this feature has been totally integrated, now you can specify URL while taking Backup or doing Restore no matter if you are performing the task via Query, Backup\Restore GUI, Powershell cmdlets or using SMO.
Scenario: Auditors need a list of Users who have DBOwner Database role on any of the database which are hosted on Tier 1 Servers. Giving this information was Very easy for few servers where the DBCount was around 10 to 20, but we also have 8 SharePoint servers each hosting 200-350 DBs. Extracting this information [Read More]
Checkpoint is an internal process that writes all dirty pages (modified pages) from Buffer Cache to Physical disk, apart from this it also writes the log records from log buffer to physical file. Writing of Dirty pages from buffer cache to data file is also known as Hardening of dirty pages. It is a dedicated [Read More]
A Non Clustered Index which contains all columns which are referred by a Query (in Select, Where or Join) is called Covering Index. In other words When all columns which are required to satisfy the query are included in a non-clustered Index to avoid extra key lookup that index is known as Covering index. This [Read More]