When you log into SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), opening a new query window will automatically scope you within the default database set when your user was created.
Here’s a simple guide on creating a new AWS RedShift Cluster within a personal AWS test environment. Warning, if you’re testing this AWS Service you have to be rigorous with managing the cluster for billing reasons.
This is my 3rd Linked Server post, and this time it’s to a MySQL database. Noteworthy weblinks: # My Linked Server Blog Posts.# Microsoft Docs – Linked Servers.
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.