Category: SQLTips

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Screen cast of SQL Server VM Creation on Microsoft Azure

Yesterday one of my friend asked me the process to create a SQL VM on Microsoft Azure, though the process is quite simple and easy but he asked me to help him since he...

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SQL Server data files on Azure | Configure Azure security

Before we even start discussing about this feature we must have an idea about Azure Storage accounts and how the security works in Azure. You can access your Azure storage account linked container because...

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SQL Server Data Files in Windows Azure | Part-2

In first part we discussed this feature and analyzed whether we should use it or not, now let’s see some of the benefits before we’ll discuss the steps to implement it. Apart from being...

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SQL Server Data Files in Windows Azure | Part-1

This is a brand new technology which is introduced in SQL Server 2014, having said that believe me this is not something which is new to us – we’ve been using this technology since...

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Lessons learnt by implementing Backup Encryption

We’ve already discussed Backup Encryption feature in detail, incase you’ve not covered those please find the link: Part-1Part-2Part-3   There are a few things you must know before you implement backup encryption in your...

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Backup Encryption | Part-3

In Part-1 we discussed the feature of backup encryption and part-2 walks us through the scripts to prepare for the pre-requisites and take an encrypted backup, In part-2 we took the backup of Repro_FGDN...

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Backup Encryption | Part-2

In the first part we discussed the new feature of Backup Encryption which is introduced in SQL Server 2014, the post describes the benefits, restrictions, permissions required etc. Now let’s see this in action,...

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Backup Encryption | Part-1

We’ve been asking for this feature from a long time and it was one of the main reasons why third party tools were being used, they were minting money like anything. Thankfully Microsoft introduced...