Logs are always important if you’re supporting systems. The SQL Server Agent has always been a heavily used tool in my experience, so writing execution trace messages to the logs might help investigate an issue one day.
Backing up a SQL Server Database with Encryption is the secure way of performing your SQL Server backups. If you’re ever worried about the data within your databases, you may consider this option when performing database backups.
It’s important to backup SQL Server Certificates, but only if you’re using them really. If for example, your SQL Server database backups are encrypted and you need to restore it on another server, then you will need both the certificate and private key that was used.
A post on installing SQL Server on Linux, following the Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Guide. # Install SQL Server.# Install the SQL Server Command-Line Tools.# Connect to SQL Server Locally.# Connect to SQL Server Remotely.
The release of SQL Server 2019 happened during the first day of Microsoft Ignite (4th November). Up until now, I’ve been using the release candidates for tests… so it’s good to have it all officialised!
Running scheduled tasks in SQL Server Express has to be done differently due to the limitations of the Edition. As well as having a maximum database size of 10GB and 1GB consumable RAM, Express does include the SQL Server Agent.
This is a post on moving tables from one schema to another in SQL Server. A semi-rare task for myself, although it could be more frequent for those who use schemas for things like staging tables/versioning.