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Archives / 2013 / January
  • Backup SQL database directly to Azure Storage

    Tags: Azure, backup, DR, SQL 2012, CU

    There is a new CU update for SQL 2012 SP1 and I noticed a very interesting new feature described in the documentation blogged here.

    This is one of two new improvements and it is described as:

    You can now directly create a backup to Windows Azure Storage using SQL Server Native Backup functionality. This will allow users to back up a SQL Server database on an on-premises instance or on an instance of SQL Server that is running in a hosted environment, such as the Windows Azure Virtual Machine. … more

  • SQLBits XI - My second most eagerly awaited event of 2013...

    Tags: SQLBits, Training, Indexes, Internals

    I bet you are half wondering what is the first? Well that would be the birth of my second child which due in March so you could say that SQLBits XI is my most “professional” eagerly awaited event of 2013.

    Last Friday I was just about to head off to get some lunch at around 12 and I just happened to look up at my emails and saw the email that I had been waiting weeks to see. That was the email saying that SQLBits registrations has now opened. I didn’t hang around at this point. … more