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Azure SQL Migration

Posted in Azure, SQL Server on Sep 12, 2018

Learnings from Azure Migration

Stored Procedure Error Logging

Posted in Microsoft Technologies, SQL Server on Oct 28, 2017

Simple Stored Procedure for Error Logging

Brute force attack on SQL Server

Posted in Microsoft Technologies, SQL Server on Jun 22, 2017

If your business needs the SQL Server to be accessible on public network, you may be very vulnerable for brute force attacks. You need to take safe-guards to protect your valuable assets which is Data.

SQL Server Trial Edition Expiration

Posted in SQL Server on Jun 11, 2017

SQL Server Trial Edition Expiration I installed SQL Server Docker Container on Linux Machine running on EC2. I took the AMI Image and launched the existing container and wanted to know when will the SQL Server license expires on Docker container. It expires after 6 Months from initial container launch date.

SQL Server Optimizations for High Concurrency

Posted in Microsoft Technologies, SQL Server on Apr 09, 2017

Our business needs very robust, low latency, highly available and durable online transactional system which supports high concurrency for about four weeks in a year. It's almost like Thanksgiving sale where you mark down very popular item (think of iPhone ) by 100 % . We operate on state level ( K-12 ) online assessment market where entire state takes test in spring for few weeks. To operate in this market , you need to have a robust system which can absorb such a sudden spike in transaction volumes.

How to become DBA favorite Developer

Posted in Microsoft Technologies, SQL Server on Sep 20, 2016

Best Practices to follow to make DBA Operations simpler. Practices to follow to cut down troubleshooting time.

AWS RDS First Touch Penalty

Posted in AWS, Cloud Computing, SQL Server on Aug 03, 2016

The first time a DB instance is started and accesses an area of disk for the first time, the process can take longer than all subsequent accesses to the same disk area. This is known as the “first touch penalty.”

AWS SQL Server Native Backup Restore

Posted in AWS, SQL Server on Jun 30, 2016

These are the steps I followed to enable Native Backup and Restores on AWS SQL Server RDS 1. Created NativeBackupRestore Role and Enabled S3 Bucket Access 2. Created Custom Options Group and enabled to use the NativeBackupRestore Role 3. Modified existing instance to use custom options Group. 4. Successfully Backed up the Database from RDS Instance to S3 Bucket 5. Successfully Restored Native Backups on S3 on SQL Server RDS.