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Troubleshooting SQL Server 2017 backup/restore problems

Troubleshooting SQL Server 2017 backup/restore problems If you have problems with SQL Server 2017 backup/restore, review this troubleshooting checklist to find potential solutions. 1. Check that you have appropriate permissions to make backup/restore. To backup database or transaction log, you should have BACKUP DATABASE or BACKUP LOG permissions granted to you, or you should be a member of the sysadmin...

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Cloud Services a Commodity?

We have a number of services that are hosted with cloud providers – from this site’s hosting to our virtual event platform and others, it’s interesting to see cloud evolve and provide some killer support for deploying cool solutions.   One of the things that we’ve been seeing more and more though is a “yeah, us too!” type of approach to […]

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Data Flow and Capacity… and Knowing All The Variables

Data sources are certainly something that should be on nearly everyone’s radar.  With more devices, more analysis and more utility coming from information than ever before, it’s pretty obvious that our pendulum associated with being a data professional will have yet more swings in the direction of managing performance as things expand. This post from was interesting as they tried […]



So you like the simplicity of the SQL Language. What if you could use SQL syntax against data that is not structured? Well, that is U-SQL. To get started using U-SQL you can find an introduction with links to more tutorials at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-lake-analytics/data-lake-analytics-u-sql-get-started. We already have the ability to work with data that may not be contained in an SQL Server […]