As a DBA you always followed a practice to back up your database (or take a snapshot of your database) before making any changes so that you can revert to your old database state if something goes wrong. Also to setup a development or test environment you use a backup of your database and restore it in the respective environment. If you are moving to SQL Azure, what would you do in these cases as backup / restore and database snapshots are not supported as of now? For more details, click here.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
In my previous couple of articles, I introduced you SQL Server Service Broker, what it is, how it works, its different components and how are they related to each other. Then I talked about writing SSBS application when both Initiator (Sender) and Target (Receiver) are in same database and SSBS application when both Initiator (Sender) and Target (Receiver) are in different databases on the same SQL Server instance. Now let’s move on and see how to write an SSBS application when the Initiator and Target are in two different databases on two different SQL Server instances (machines), for more details click here.
Writing SQL Server Service Broker Applications Across Databases - Initiator in one database and Target in another database on same instance
In my previous couple of articles, I introduced you SQL Server Service Broker, what it is and how it works, what its different components are and how they are related to each other. Then I talked about writing an SSBS application when both Initiator (Sender) and Target (Receiver) are in same database. Now let’s move on and see how to write SSBS applications when Initiator and Target are in two different databases on the same SQL Server instance, for more details click here.
The idea behind SharePoint Recycle Bin is the same as Windows' Recycle Bin, but we have more granular control in SharePoint. So how does the Recycle Bin work in SharePoint? How do you configure it? What are the different stages of the Recycle Bin (item deletion) in SharePoint? For more details click here.
As a database developer or tester sometimes you need to have production like data in your environment for your development or testing, but you cannot have the production data because of security and privacy issues. So how you can generate test data or replicate similar data as in production for your development or test environment, for more details click here.
As a database developer you always want to ensure stored procedures, UDFs (User Defined Function) and triggers perform as expected. And more importantly you want to ensure that a change in an existing SP, UDF or trigger does not break the functionality. That is to say, you want to have smooth and fast regression testing for your database code. How would you do that, how would you write database Unit Test Cases (UTC)? In this article we cover how you can do this in Visual Studio, click here.