Database Recovery

How to Centralize the Monitoring of SQL Server Error Log

SQL Server error log is the first place we search to identify and troubleshoot SQL Server issues. Whenever you call Microsoft SQL Server for any SQL Server issues you would be asked to share your SQL Server's Error log. In this article, we would learn how to centralize the monitoring of all SQL Server's Error log The location Before learning how to automate the Error Log monitoring, it is necessary to know the location of the log file.  The first and easy approach is to identify the file...

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In-depth Understanding of the Process and Phases in SQL Server Recovery

In this article we take a close look at several processes and phases that are typically encountered while performing a SQL Server recovery. Sometimes, you may require to recover or restore data from a failure, and this has to be done in a sequential and logically correct form. Through the SQL Server recovery, you can recover an entire database, a data file, or just one date page. However, no matter in what way you restore it, you cannot recover it unless you roll it forward enough so that...

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3 Salient Aspects Related to Compressing SQL Server Backups

In this article we give a close look at salient aspects related to compressing SQL Server backups in detail. Compression in SQL Servers is a great way to make space for new data and it majorly increases the usage of CPU. However, it might consume some extra strength from the additional CPU, and thus, has the potential to negatively affect the ongoing, coinciding operations. For this reason, you need to create what we term as 'compressed backups'. A compressed backup is naturally, much...

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