SQL Server Backup and Recovery News
February 02, 2016
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
May 12, 2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the SQL Server 2016 preview for this summer. Its new features model the ethos of "mobile first, cloud first."
April 11, 2012
SQL Server 2012 is here, and the Apache Hadoop integration is making the biggest wave, according to some users.
August 16, 2007
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With Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Service, you can easily perform database backup and restore. Here is a step-by-step approach to using the service. Continue Reading
Kroll Ontrack's new SQL Server database recovery tool was developed from customer feedback. It recovers selected tables instead of the whole database. Continue Reading
AlwaysOn Availability Groups is a database mirroring technique for Microsoft SQL Server that allows administrators to pull together a group of user databases that can fail over together. Continue Reading
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With recent improvements in solid-state drive technology, it's time to consider SSD devices for SQL Server storage uses. SSDs can address I/O performance problems, but wear is a worry. Continue Reading
Direct-sales food distributor Epicure deployed a new server cluster to keep its websites from being overwhelmed -- and saved money on SQL Server and storage in the process. Continue Reading
Robert Sheldon explains the business continuity features added to SQL Azure, including automatic backup, self-service restore, manual copy, and export and geo-replication. These features are meant to keep the data available, even when the system ... Continue Reading
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Microsoft has added Distributed Transaction Coordinator support, optimized log transport and other features to AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016. Continue Reading
When Microsoft's licensing policy began costing too much, the City of Westminster used DH2i's containerization software to cluster its over 30 servers, standardize them and save money. Continue Reading
Upgrade from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2014 SP1 using backup and restore. This eight-step plan takes you through everything from log backups to end-to-end testing. Continue Reading
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Follow these steps to use Management Studio for SQL 2005 for a successful SQL Server stored procedure backup. Continue Reading
Backup compression and using differential backups are just two of the important SQL Server backup best practices described in this tip. Continue Reading
Backup expert Brien Posey explains how to solve common SQL VSS writer problems users can face during SQL database backups. Continue Reading