How much data can you lose?

If you manage data for a business, the biggest risk you should always consider is how much of this data am I going to lose if a disaster strikes? Your manager is always going to want to have 0 data loss, that everything saved is kept no matter how big the disaster. However, they are... Continue Reading →

Types of SQL Backups

SQL Server has 3 different types of built-in backups: Full, Differential and Log. When working out how you're going to backup your database, you need to understand what the 3 different types are intended for, so you can work out what you need to do. Full A full backup is the simplest type to understand... Continue Reading →

Why Backup SQL Server?

I'm going to start a new series on backing up SQL Server. This was inspired by @Kendra_Little in one of her Dear SQL DBA podcasts In this series I want to work through why we need backups, how to do backups, and the different types of backups that you could do and why you would... Continue Reading →

What is Your “Why”?

Andy Leonard (@AndyLeonard) has asked this month on T-SQL Tuesday "Why do you do what you do?" I have two answers to this question. On one hand I do what I do because it pays the bills. I have a full time job working for a company here in Australia and it pays the bills... Continue Reading →

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