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Basit's SQL Server Tips

Basit Farooq is a Lead Database Administrator, Trainer and Technical Author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles, and developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse and business intelligence projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University, and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

Archives: November 2012

How to migrate a SQL Server database to a lower version


After recently upgrading a SQL Server instance to SQL Server 2012 a few days ago, you noticed that your application is not functioning properly. You decided to roll back the upgrade by downgrading the SQL Server database engine to SQL Server 2008 R2. After the downgrade of the database… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 15 November 2012

SQL Server 2012 Installation Guide

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This article walks the user through installation of SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2008 system using the SQL Server setup installation wizard. The installation process is simple, straight forward and is very similar to SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2 setup. The…

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 11 November 2012

SQL Server Database Consolidation

The database expansion costs money, not just software licenses. It costs money in maintenance and hardware, and also impacting businesses by indirectly affecting the performance of other applications. Through database consolidation, companies can reduce the number of database servers that they have to manage and reduce the demand for servers… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 11 November 2012