Encrypting SQL Server Database Backups

We all go to great lengths to make sure that our databases are secure (or at least I really hope that we do), we make sure that only authorised users have access and then only to the databases and levels that they need.  We're careful that all our passwords conform to crazy complexity rules.  We're... Continue Reading →

What if it all grows out?!

The other day I got thinking about what would happen if all databases on a single instance grew out, every single one of them! but not just once, what if they all grew out three, four or fives times overnight - what would things look like? Well I know the likelihood may be slim but... Continue Reading →

UNDERCOVER TOOLBOX: sp_WhatsMyAG

Here's a quick one for you.  If you happen to be managing SQL Servers with a large number of databases and availability groups, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of which database belongs to which availability group. sp_WhatsMyAG will tell you just that.  You can either provide it with the database name and... Continue Reading →

The SQLUndercover Inspector is now available!

The SQLUndercover Inspector is now available on GitHub, a quick run down of what it does can be found here: Introducing: The SQLUndercover Inspector, a quick video introduction can be found here and upcoming video tutorials will be released on Undercover TV in due course. Thanks for reading 🙂

sp_AGReconfigure 1.1 is now available

sp_AGReconfigure 1.1 is now available HERE and on GitHub V1.1 includes a new Parameter and some minor bug fixes: @Readable NULL - DEFAULT:  Ignore Readable secondary check (acts as though you are using V1) 0 - Produce a statement to switch readable secondary off if switched on 1 - Produce a statement to switch readable... Continue Reading →

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