Monthly Archives: April 2016

Azure DR Part 1: Set Up Virtual Network

Aim: Create a virtual network & machine in Azure to which on-premises SQL Server databases can be backed up as part of a Disaster Recovery process. Create the virtual network: In the Azure portal, scroll down through the list of resources on the left-hand side & select Networks. In the Virtual Networks tab on the main pane, click “Create […]

Apparent Back Up Database Task Failure

Some time ago, I encountered an apparently failing backup job on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. The job used the Back Up Database Task in a maintenance plan to back up multiple databases & the apparent failure was due to the removal of one of the databases from the instance without it being removed […]

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