How to Work with Map Reports in SQL Server

In this article, we look at planning a map report using SSRS and look at several facts ranging from choosing a map type to planning for legends. A Good report is filled with statistical insights and study that motivates people to take actions. In order to present such analytical data relating to numbers or demographics or geographic background, can be presented by inserting maps in your Reporting Services. These maps can contain layers, in which each layer can signify a different...

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What are Copy-Only Backups and How to Create Them with SQL Server Management Studio

In this article, we look at the non-traditional copy-only backups and explain the steps needed to create them with SSMS A copy-only backup can be defined as a form of SQL Server backup which is independent of the conventional sequence of SQL Server backups. Usually, using a backup can make significant changes in a database, that can affect how later backups would be restored. However, sometimes it can turn out to be really useful to use a backup without affecting the original documents or...

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What are Tail-Log Backups and When You May Need Them

In this article, we explain the concept of tail-log backups and check out the scenarios where they may be needed while using MS SQL Server Tail-Log Backups are used for capturing the log records for data, for which the user hasn’t created any back-ups to prevent the data from getting lost or deleted from the system and also to ensure that the log chain stays intact. It is recommended that the user backs-up his/her transaction log in its tail before starting a recovering program in his/her...

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