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Creating Test Data

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This editorial was originally published on Jan 9, 2020. It is being re-run as Steve is out of town. Test data is hard to come by, and I agree with Brent Ozar: " I get so frustrated when I hear trainers/presenters/bloggers/idealists talk about how developers should be using purpose-built-from-scratch data sets with no real customer […]

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2023-06-07 (first published: )

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Dealing with Server Objects, Settings and Features when Provisioning Databases

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If we want the behavior and performance of our test databases to mimic that observed in production, then we must consider not only the database but also the server. Grant Frtichey reviews the server-level objects, settings and features that we may need to consider, and then shows how to 'synchronize' the linked servers, user logins and SQL Agent jobs, as part of an automated provisioning process, using SQL Provision.

2019-07-26

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A Re-Introduction to HIPAA and SOX

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SQL Provision can help organizations ensure compliance with regulations such as HIPAA and SOX. But what exactly are these legislations asking of DBAs and how does this impact the work you do? Robert Sheldon provides an overview of the two US regulations in this four-part series.

2019-03-12

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Back to Basics; Masking Address Data

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Protecting Personable Identifiable Information is central to the compliance of numerous regulations which your organization may be subject to. In this article Grant Fritchey starts with the basics of obfuscating address data with the data masking technology in SQL Provision.

2019-03-07

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Protecting Credit Card Data when Testing

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Privacy regulations, ranging from GDPR to HIPAA, among many others, put strict compliance requirements on the storage and use of personal and sensitive data. In this article Grant Fritchey explains how the data masking technology in SQL Provision can help you protect credit card data while maintaining characteristics and distribution of the real thing.

2019-03-05

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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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