SQL Server Stretch Database to Azure


One of the interesting feature announced in SQL Server 2016 and later to move your cold data to Azure and the data will be accessible from your APP with ZERO development cost no change in the APP level at all and no change on the Query level in SQL Server it is just configuration and implementation for Stretch Database from on-premises to Azure, IF you are DBA and you have tables with big size and you need to reduce it, if you have Cold data and the APP not accessing it frequently, If you need to reduce the backup and restore time at this time this feature for you.

Before starting on the benefits of this feature and How to implement it I highly recommend you to take a look into this page to learn more about Azure SQL https://lnkd.in/edn6nyY/#AzureSQL

  • Benefits from SQL Server Stretch Database
  • How to Configure the SQL Server Stretch Database to Azure
  • Validate the Database Stretch configuration and Data movement
  • How to Disable the Stretch data
  • References
  • Keep Following
  • Cloud Tech Website blog survey
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Azure SQL Database Tiers Options


Microsoft azure providing multiple options for Azur SQL Database Tier, supported Azure Single Database, Azure Elastic Database, and Azure managed instance before starting for what is the options and the details of it if you need to learn more about Azure SQL provisioning, security, High availability, Performance, …etc. check this link you will find very useful articles covering the most basic topics in Azure SQL Database. ➡️ https://lnkd.in/eABFfrs 💨✅ Today I will start to explain the Purchase mode and database tiers related to Azure SQL Single, Azure SQL Elastic Database and Azure SQL Manged instance.

Azure SQL Database Tiers
  • Azure purchasing models
  • Azure SQL Single Database Tiers Options
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on DTU-Based
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (GP)
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (Hyperscale)
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (Business Critical)
  • Azure Elastic Database Tiers Options
  • Azure Elastic Database Tiers on DTU-Based
  • Azure Elastic Database Tiers on vCore-Based
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance Tiers
  • References
  • Keep Following

Azure purchasing models:

Microsoft Azure supported two Purchase model:

  1. DTU-Based Model: Supported Azure SQL Database only
  2. vCore-Based Model: Supported Azure SQL Database and Managed instance

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Recover blob data from azure storage after delete


One of the tasks that an Azure administrator should take care of it when you are managing the data on your organization and saving it on Azure Storage you should know How to keep it up and running and also you should know How to recover it after delete

Today we will see what is the required configuration we should do it to be able to recover your deleted data from Azure storage Microsoft Azure has a feature called SOFT DELETE by using this feature you can configure the Azure storage to keep the data available for recovery within the specified data retention period after the delete operation before starting for explaining the soft delete I highly recommend you to take a look into this list of articles you will find very important information and useful content for How to manage Azure storage Check the Articles from ➡️ here

  • Azure Storage Soft delete options and information
  • How to Enable Soft Delete Configuration on Azure Storage account
  • How to check the deleted data and recover it
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How to Identify and to Delete unused Blobs in Azure Storage


Case Scenario

As Azure administrator, once of the tasks can be assigned to you is identifying all of the blobs that are not modified for the last 100 days and delete them and we need to automate this task to run automatically on Azure Storage

Introduction

Azure Storage services are one of the most important Azure services that many other services depend on it that’s why we should keep monitoring the size of it to reduce the cost, and of the things that we should take care about it, the blobs that are not used from a long time like our case scenario, that’s why Microsoft Azure provided us something called Azure Blob storage lifecycle

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Azure Storage Account Monitoring Services


Azure Storage is one of the Azure services and most of the azure services depend on it that’s why we should know how we can monitor the capacity, performance, and so many other things but before listing the Azure Storage account monitoring tools I highly recommend you to take a look into this link that contains a lot of articles related to Azure storage and if you are interested to know more about Azure services such as Azure VM, Data Studio, SQL Database, PowerShell, CLI, Subscription Check this link contain a lot of articles in azure, and if you are preparing for Azure administrator certification check this article

  1. Monitor activity on Azure storage
  2. Azure monitoring classic
  3. Azure Storage insights
  4. Main Azure Monitor
  5. Azure Storage account monitoring Resources

Monitor Activity on Azure Storage

To check the activity executed on Azure storage like data process and actions ingress and Egress you can check it using Activity log and Log Analytics Services from this place you will have full Visibility about what is the process, actions and command executed on Azure storage account For more information I already explained this point in this article (Azure Storage Account and Log Analytics)

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