Category Archives: Backups

  1. If backups are taken in silence can a recovery still take place?


    October 11, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    My friend Andy Mallon (b/t) is hosting T-SQL Tuesday this month. In case you aren’t aware T-SQL Tuesday is a …
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  2. Copying an on-premise Database to an Azure SQL Database


    August 24, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Continuing my exploration of Azure the next logical step seemed to be copying an on-premise database up to the cloud. …
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  3. When was this database restored?


    July 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I frequently need to know where backups went and I restore those backups for operational recovery on a regular basis. …
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  4. Want to be able to read your database between restores?

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    July 20, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    When restoring a database there are times when it would nice to restore a bit, check what’s been restored so …
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  5. Database snapshots


    June 22, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This feature is Enterprise only which can limit who it is useful to, but I find the whole concept fascinating. …
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  6. Help! My backup file has doubled in size.


    June 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Help! I backed up my database yesterday and the backup file was about 200MB but today it’s closer to 400! …
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  7. RAID your backups


    May 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Let’s start with a very brief definition of some RAID levels. RAID 0 : Stripe your data across multiple disks. …
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  8. Changing to simple recovery to clear the log.


    February 10, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Clearing out a full transaction log is a common problem. A quick search will find you dozens of forum entries …
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  9. The tail of the log

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    August 24, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The tail of the log A little while back I was feeling overwhelmed by the number of blog posts ideas …
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  10. Copying a TDE database from one instance to another


    June 22, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I got my first real world experience with a TDE (transparent data encryption) database recently. For those who don’t know …
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