Most of DBA are coming from On-premise Database Servers they know very well How we can manage SQL backup using SQL Server native backup or even using SQL Server Backup third party tool but when we moved our database to cloud (Azure SQL) all of us starting to ask How the backup is taken in Azure for SQL Database, what is the RTO and RPO, How I can restore the backup all of this information I will list them in my article of today.Continue reading “What you need to know About Azure SQL backup”
One of the tasks that any DBA should know How to take backup to URL or restore a backup from URL and this’s the easiest part very simple steps and command but this is not our main objective, we should understand all of the components how it is working, what is the different options, what is the changes happened before SQL Server 2016 and After SQL Server 2016 to take the maximum benefits from this service or feature here in my article I will try to conclude all of this things as much as I can.
- Benefits from taking backup to URL.
- What is Azure Storage Blob?
- What are the Pre-requisites to do SQL backup on the URL?
- What is the Difference between SAS Token and access key Azure Storage
- When I Should use SAS Token or access key Azure Storage
- When the Backup files will be saved as Block Blob or Page Blob
- How to Generate and configure Access Policy, Access key, and Shared Access Signature
- Create SQL Server Credential using access key or SHARED ACCESS SIGNATURE
- Backup to Azure Storage and restore from Azure Storage.
- Validate the Backup File.
- Notes and Limitation for SQL backup to URL.
- References and Resources.
My Name Is Mustafa Elmasry I am Database Consultant MCTS, MCTIP, MCSA, MCSE, MCT for more information about me check this page Today I need to announce that I am Very Excited and Thrilled to have passed my AZ-103 I am now Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, That’s how I pass my time during #COVID19 days. From 5 months I passed AZ-900 Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals and I started to prepare for Azure Administrator Exam AZ-103 and I am preparing now for the AZ-104 beta new version. I know that I am Database Engineer and this certification not related directly to my carrier objective but I have believed that before starting to learn any cloud services you should have full visibility about azure infrastructure to be able to manage your Azure services well. During the last 5 months, I started to my study journey for Azure administrator and from the first day, I took a covenant on myself to write down all of the notes, hints, and tricks to be a repository that can help the others for how to prepare for Azure administrator certification in this post you will find all of the resources, notes and even the articles I write it during this journey. I take 3 Courses to prepare for the exam AZ-103. In this article, you will find two documentation The First one contain all of the tips and hints I recorded during my study, and the second one it is full documentation explain most of the features and services in azure administration track. In the end, I will be so happy if you share with me your comment and feedback on this post and documents also if anyone has any issue in SQL Server or Azure SQL don’t hesitate to contact me
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- Microsoft Azure AZ-103 Tips, Hints and Notes 2020
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Today when I am doing cleaning for the azure resources that I don’t need it to reduce the cost, I tried to remove Resource Group contain Recovery Service vault Services but it gives me error
Failed to delete resource group prodresouorcegroup: Deletion of resource group ‘prodresouorcegroup’ failed as resources with identifiers ‘Microsoft.RecoveryServices/vaults/elmasryvmbackupvault1’ could not be deleted
Then when I tried to remove the recovery services vault it gives me another error
Vault cannot be deleted as there are existing resources within the vault. Please ensure there are no backup items, protected servers or backup management servers associated with this vault. Unregister the following containers associated with this vault before proceeding for deletion. For instructions, see https://aka.ms/AB-AA4ecq5
After some Google Search I know the correct steps for deleting Azure Recovery services vaultContinue reading “How to Solve Error Azure Recovery Services vault cannot be deleted”