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Feb 08

Notification for Restored Database

By Ginger Keys | Backup and Restore , Database Mail , SQL Administration , SQL Server

According to best practices for a SQL environment, you should never place your test or development databases on a production server. However sometimes best practices are ignored, sometimes the DBA’s advice is disregarded (ahem…), or sometimes an organization simply does not have the financial resources to spin up separate servers for testing or development. Whatever […]

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May 25

AlwaysOn 2016 – Encrypted Databases in an AG

By Ginger Keys | Encryption , SQL 2016 , SQL Administration , SQL Server

In the AlwaysOn 2016 release, there are several enhancements that have improved manageability, scalability, and availability. One of the enhancements is the ability to add encrypted databases to an AlwaysOn group. Encrypted databases were allowed in earlier versions of AlwaysOn, however they could not be accessed if there was a failover to a secondary replica […]

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