Nowadays companies use different database technologies for keeping their data and often they need to access data from one data source to another data source. However, as the data is on different database products, it does not work, and this takes up lots of effort on part of the developer to intermix data between different databases.
It is always a challenge to configure audits and capture schema changes for a longer duration in the SQL Server. These details are captured by default traces; however, their retention is limited. Also, it is quite a task to set up SQL audits in every user database.
This blog demonstrates the detailed steps needed to create an SQL Database backup in a blob container. To begin, with you need to list down the available backups, and restore them from a blob container to a Prem SQL Database.
What is Change Data Capture (CDC)?
Change data capture (CDC) uses SQL Server agent to capture DML activities like deleting, updating, and inserting on a table.
This blog discusses the process of shrinking the data file of a SQL server database by using the option DBCC shrink file using the Notruncate option.
The SQL Server 2008 and later versions provide many powerful features, and among those, Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) are very useful to compress your backups and Enable the encryption at database level. However, if we use both these options on the same database then we have the limitation of leveraging both these features up to SQL 2016 version.
In this blog, I have discussed the process of taking backup of MS SQL Database, the types of backups, and steps to take up the backup.
This blog demonstrates the detailed steps needed to set up transactional replication using a backup to initialize the subscriptions without taking the snapshot for all the articles, as we know the snapshot option is time-consuming for large databases.
In this blog, I have discussed the necessary steps for restoring database and retrieving encrypted data when CLE (Cell Level Encryption) is implemented .