Showing all posts tagged: 'T-SQL'

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Execute SQL Query with PowerShell

Scripting is very powerful. And for me, one of the best scripting languages is PowerShell (PoSH). Yes, PoSH takes a bit of getting used to, but once you pass the initial learning curve, you end up with a powerful tool in your hands. One thing that I love about PoSH is a little secret that not many people know: PowerShell allows you to import .NET namespaces and libraries and, in effect, you can write C# code to solve any problem you may have. The PowerShell's libraries, cmd-lets are very comprehensive but you can always come against something not "natively" available. …[read more]

Backing up SQL Server to Azure Storage account using T-SQL

One of the cool things of SQL Server 2012, is the ability to backup any database to Azure. This frees DBA’s from having to maintain tapes for offsite backups. Think of it as your Disaster Recovery on the cheap (and easy) The setup is incredibly simple and I would urge you to take advantage of this feature as soon as possible. If you don’t have an Azure account, you can get one here In order to be able to backup to Azure, you need to configure a credential to store the Windows Azure Storage authentication details. You can …[read more]