Tonie Huizer

With 20+ years of experience Tonie likes to read, experiment, talk and write about software.
In his stories he explains Azure, SQL and other Microsoft technologies with (if possible) one central topic Whisky!
  • Interests: Other than IT related ;-) Whisky, vintage Mercedes Benz cars, Kooikerhondje Sammie

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A Version Control Strategy for Branch-based Database Development

The migration to a different VCS should not be underestimated, as there is a lot more involved than just switching tools, and that’s what Tonie Huizer covers in this article.
First, the team needed to migrate the monolithic repos over to Git, second the team needed to make sure we had a branching strategy and workflow in place.
It involved a big process change for the team as well, but this switch is mandatory to make full use of branch-based database development.

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2023-02-08

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DIY Database Clones

This article explores the 'shadow copy' and 'disk virtualization' services built into the Windows operating system and explains a basic solution demonstrating how the technology is used to copy the data and log files for a live SQL Server database into an 'image', from which we can create multiple, lightweight copies, or clones, of the original database.

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The Secondary Database Name in an AG

I am setting up a SQL Server 2022 Availability Group and I am ready to restore the database on the secondary. The primary database is named Finance. However, we also use this instance for QA and already have a database named Finance. How do I configure the AG to use a different database as the secondary?

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