You should always seriously consider enabling this feature. This is part of the ADS suite – Advanced Data Security and I will show you how good this pro-active service is.
Question, can you take a built-in backup ( a backup that Microsoft takes as part of the service) and create a new database from it on a NEW server in a different region?
Let’s find out.
You can read about all the new role based qualifications from Microsoft here – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-overview.aspx
Have you realised the changes Microsoft have made to the firewall and networking section of Azure SQL Database? I found this quite stealthy and took me by surprise. I did encounter an edge case scenario where it lead to issues once I made some tweaks but that was a rare thing.
A quick post today about moving across database tiers. As you can see below I have a General Purpose Serverless Gen 5 1 vCore database (currently paused). Can I move this back to a DTU based model?
This is all about enabling diagnostics telemetry for Azure SQL databases. For Azure SQL Database there are quite a few options to select from. Below shows the diagnostic settings available.
It has been a while since I posted an entry for TSQL Tuesday, which, for today is hosted by Kenneth . The subject being a non SQL Server tip. For a while now I have been using other technologies besides SQL Server and recently Azure Databricks and I have a handy tip for when starting this journey. It is not ground breaking but useful!
So you have many databases in Azure, you accidentally deleted one which can happen and has happened to me because in my situation they had very similar naming conventions with a number different at the end of the database name.
Question is, how can you protect yourself from this? Answer. Locks.
Recently I got to a stage where I leveraged Databricks to the best of my ability to join couple of CSV files together, play around some aggregations and then output it back to a different mount point ( based on Azure Storage) as a parquet file, I decided that I actually wanted to move this data into Azure SQL DB, which you may want to do one day.
It was just a matter of time until I started combining my cloud experience with “different” flavours of SQL Server. I haven’t used Linux since my university days (Oracle – errgh) but recently some Friends of mine ( using LAMP stack ) asked me couple of questions about SQL Server Linux.