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Discover and Protect Confidential SQL Server Data with GreenSQL
I have inherited a number of SQL Servers with very little knowledge transfer. There is no record of code, data or configuration changes, so I am very concerned about a number of operational items especially the SQL Server instance level security. I have heard rumors that there is confidential data in numerous databases. I have heard changes could not be made quickly enough in the application so confidential data is being stored in free form te
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Steps to Check the Host Name for a Clustered SQL Server Instance
While troubleshooting a SQL Server cluster failover issue, it is essential to know the time needed for the cluster failover and the node name where SQL Server was running before the failover occurred. In this tip, I will show you the different options to find the failover time and node name where SQL Server was running before the failover over.
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How to Save Significant Time When Upgrading to SQL Server 2014

How to minimize downtime during upgrades.

Upgrading to a newer version of SQL Server always requires a lot of effort. But when mission-critical applications depend on your SQL Server database, every minute of downtime matters. In this webcast, learn how to minimize downtime when upgrading to SQL Server 2014. We will look at the different strategies involved and the pros and cons between them.

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