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A Lowdown on Data-tier Applications in SQL Server and Their Key Benefits

This article addresses a deeper understanding of Data-tier application, while also underlying its key benefits. DAC (Data-tier application) can be defined as a logical database management system, which defines SQL Server objects, which are associated with the selected user’s database like, views, instance objects, table, and logins. A DAC acts as a self-contained unit comprised in a SQL Server database used for deployment that enables developers of data-tier and database...

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How to Deal with Media Errors while Performing a Backup in SQL Server

In this article, we look at backup checksums, how they help and how to deal with media errors that arise when performing backups. Apart from simply performing backup operations to safeguard your data, SQL Server also allows you to ensure that your backup data’s integrity is maintained. To make sure that the data you are backing up is free of errors, you can opt for creating a backup checksum. And depending on the kind of checksum used, you can identify problems with your backups if there...

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What are Backup Checksums and How to Disable Them in SQL Server

In this article, we learn about backup checksums and how to disable them using SSMS The Checksum property in SQL Server can be put to use to detect what the changes are being made in SQL Server rows or expressions over a period of time. Tracking data and changes in an application like SQL Server can be very challenging and resource intensive at times. To help users deal with this challenge, they have been provided with the checksums property. Once you apply this to any given field or table,...

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