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SQL DBA With A Beard

Rob is a SQL Server DBA currently supporting several hundred databases ranging from SQL 2000 to SQL 2012. Rob has a fabulous beard and loves to use Powershell to make his life easier.

Archives: March 2016

Using PowerShell to set Extended Events Sessions to AutoStart

When you look after more than a few SQL Servers you will need to perform the same actions against a number of  them and that is where PowerShell will be of great benefit. Recently I needed to ensure that all SQL Servers had a certain Extended Event Session set to… Read more

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 28 March 2016

Backing up to URL container name – case is important

If you use SQL Backup to URL to backup your databases to Azure blob storage remember that for the container name case is important

So

BACKUP LOG [DatabaseName]
TO URL = N'https://storageaccountname.blob.core.windows.net/containername/databasename_log_dmmyyhhss.trn'
WITH CHECKSUM, NO_COMPRESSION, CREDENTIAL = N'credential'

will work but

BACKUP LOG [DatabaseName]
TO URL = N'https://storageaccountname.blob.core.windows.net/CONTAINERNAME/databasename_log_dmmyyhhss.trn'</span>
WITH CHECKSUM,…

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Posted in SQL DBA With A Beard on 3 March 2016