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Matt Bowler is a DBA at Trade Me, and teaches database design and administration courses at the local institute of technology. A recent but avid discoverer of SQL Server, Matt is a regular contributor to forums at MSDN, Experts Exchange and SSC and he blogs at mattsql.wordpress.com.

Archives: July 2012

Backups in SQL Server Analysis Services

Analysis Services databases should be backed up at regular intervals like any other database. Here are the basics.

Using the GUI: Connect to the SSAS service in SQL Server management studio. Right click on the database and select backup.

The Backup dialog presents a number of options.

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Posted in Ctrl-alt-geek on 19 July 2012

Quick tip: configure SQL Server authentication mode using T-SQL

SQL Server stores its authentication mode in the registry. The registry can be read and updated using the T-SQL commands xp_regread and xp_regwrite.

Step 1: Construct our registry key path, run the following query and record the result:

DECLARE @InstanceName NVARCHAR(1000),

EXEC master..xp_regread N'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE',
   N'Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\Instance Names\SQL\',
   N'MSSQLSERVER', --for…

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Posted in Ctrl-alt-geek on 11 July 2012