I’m glad to inform that today I’m going to release my next phase of TsqlTools is SQLCOMPARE. I was in a point to compare two databases which are on two different servers, I have checked many websites and blogs, but unfortunately, I didn’t find any useful T-SQL query for that. But there is so many good software available to compare the databases. Red-Gate is one of my favorite tool for comparison.
Before start my story, I need to tell this, I’m not an Oracle guy. But as a DBA I had few situation to install Oracle on Amazon Linux. In many blogs, we can get the steps to install in CentOS and RedHat, but my bad I couldn’t find any blogs for Amazon Linux. After read many blogs I got the procedure to install it, and the more important thing is we can use the same step to Amazon Linux, CentOS and RedHat without any changes. But while follow this process some files are not available to edit in Amazon Linux, so please ignore them.
Aurora is one of the greatest inventions of AWS’s managed database services. I recommend this everyone to use this instead of MySQL.
A few days back they have announced a new feature called Cloning the database. Initially, I taught this is same as restoring the database from the snapshot or point in time restore. But after reading the documentation, I was wondered about this feature and it pushed me to write this blog.
As a DBA, Secure my SQL server is a pretty important part. Generally Security in the sense most of us point to users and their weak passwords. But apart from user accounts, there are some critical parts are also there.
Instead of googling it and execute all the queries which are found in many blogs and combine all the reports together is not a feasible way, So I have been taken a list of security checklist and prepared a Tsql script to check all the loopholes in the SQL Server.
I had a chance to map Linux users to Postgres. Recently I have started to understand the PostgreSQL’s internal processing. One of the topics explained about the pg_ident.conf file. Till that time I never used that file, even I didn’t hear about that. Basically, this file will help you to connect with PostgreSQL from any System users. I have configured everything to connect PostgreSQL from root user, but still, couldn’t able to connect. Because I used psql command to connect.
Short Story: The dbatools is growing too fast, so many Powershell modules are there. I just compared the backup module with Ola Hallengren’s backup script.
Who all are working as a SQL Server DBA, we must be scheduled the backup job in SQL Agent with our own TSQL scripts. But most of the DBAs are recommended to use Ola hallengren’s backup script. Because it gives us a reliable backup and easy to locate the backup files. I’m also a fan of Ola’s script. Im using this in my all production servers.